1. Has anybody read "The Little Book of Plagiarism" by Richard A. Posner? I just read part of it that is available for free online. Posner says that plagiarism should not be defined as "stealing" because plagiarism does not affect the contents of what you plagiarized. He says plagiarism should not be defined as "borrowing" because the plagiarizer does not return what he or she plagiarized. He also mentions that if you buy a paper and submit it in a class, you are not doing anything the author of the paper would have a problem with but you are still doing something wrong. He also states that students do not care about the sources their textbooks use. I agree with this for the most part, and it reminded me of a book I used in a Fall 2005 Political Science class that disruptively had citations at the end of sentences rather than using endnotes. Page 192 of Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States (Third Edition) by David W. Neubauer and Stephen S. Meinhold has 7 citations. 2. How much were people here taught about plagiarism while they were students? I had to learn about several types of plagiarism at the beginning of an Economics course in Spring 2005. For anybody here who is a teacher or professor: 3. How good are you at catching plagiarism? 4. Is it very annoying to you when students plagiarize? 5. How does the plagiarism rate of your students compare to what you expected before you started teaching? 6. Do you agree with your school's or department's punishment(s) for students' plagiarism? 7. Have you ever charged a student with plagiarism but had your proposed punishment overruled by somebody of a higher rank after the student appealed your charge?