Of more than 18,000 students surveyed, 38 percent said they had lifted material from the Internet for use in papers in the last year. 44 percent said they considered this sampling no big deal.
"I'm not sure it's shifted values yet, but for a lot of students, it's heading in that direction."
In fact, for many people, that shift has already come.
... In a nation that flaunts its capacities to produce and consume, much of the culture's heat now lies with the ability to cut, paste, clip, sample, quote, recycle, customize and recirculate.
[Sad...whatever happened to coming up with original ideas? - Nano]
Beyond File-Sharing, a Nation of Copiers