Supreme Court Says Plagiarism is OK, Blames Microsoft Word

Plagiarism during medieval times

The Philippine Supreme Court has cleared their pal fellow judge Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo from plagiarising because, allegedly, he didn’t intend to plagiarise in the first place. Instead, it was Microsoft Word’s fault for not detecting the plagiarised material that he inserted into his document:

The court also said it was not Del Castillo’s or his researcher’s fault that Miscrosoft Word, the program used in writing the decision, cannot detect “copied” research material without the proper attributions.

“Microsoft Word program does not have a function that raises an alarm when original materials are cut up or pruned. The portions that remain simply blend in with the rest of the manuscript, adjusting the footnote number and removing any clue that what should stick together had just been severed,” the Supreme Court said.

The newest member of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, criticized her colleagues for the ruling, claiming it would set a bad precedent. Just like Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

/via Pinoychan

14 Comments

  1. WoW! Extremely original!!! SUE MICROSOFT … errr … Microsoft Word!!! HA!HA!HA!HA! I’ve been banging on Microsoft Word since I was a toddler, there was, is no such thing as embedded utility that detects plagiarism. So if there was, It will take 100 DVDs at 5.0gb to install MSWord to gather all previous works to detect plagiarism. WoW!

    I just told you guys and so many times that FILIPINOS ARE THE GREATEST!!! Remember we have Charice Pempenco, Manny Pacquiao, Arnel Pineda and the Love Virus author? HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

    On top of that we have extremely highly intelligent idiot coin-operated peryodistas who are totally goot in englischtzes!!! Because englischtzes validate the thinking mind of the Filipinos!!!

    HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

  2. If ever there was a software to detect plagiarism that compare current written works against existing works of literary arts, scientific and legal journals THAT IDIOT FILIPINO WILL HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY RICH BY NOW!!!

    Only thing is Filipnos with brain go to Hong-Kong to enslave themselves for $350/month!!! HA!HA!HA!HA!

    Huwag lang kayo magalit kasi I am just telling the inconvenient truth. HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

  3. “claiming it would set a bad precedent. Just like Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.” Clever.

    @RenatoP: We also have Internet trolls who say the same old shit over and over again. Go figure.

    Also, by stuff that checks for plagiarism, do you mean this: http://bit.ly/bBVToG ?

  4. Damn Renato you got PWNED again! By an englitszche-speaking idiot peryodista, no less!! HAHAHAHA!!

    Maybe you should stop hanging out in American libraries so much! HAHAHAHA! how are you going to lose your virginity? HAHAHA! You should be the poster child of Church’s abstinence because you never have sex! HAHAHAHAHA!

    O huwag kang magalit! It’s just an inconvenient truth!! HAHAHA! Inconvenient for your balls! HAHAHAHA!

  5. HA!HA!HA! I only have sex whenever I want my girlfriend to breed. Because sex is not a recreational activity. It is procreational activity. Having sex 3 times a day is obsessive compulsive behaviour that requires psychological treatment.

    When I was in AMerica, I devoured their books. Then I noticed that I am the only Filipino in many many libraries despite Filipinos is the 2nd in number of minorities.

    WHERE ARE THE FILIPINOS IN AMERICA? They are home Friendstering and texting. They need not go to libraries because they are already goot in englischtzes and has a degree with diploma pasted to the walls of their salas. 🙂

  6. SC protects their own. Threatens UP low professors of sanctions. WoW! Englischtzes is really important. A missing quote leads UP low professors to charge plagiarism who in turn are threatened sanction and blamed Bill Gates. Can’t Flip Supreme Court realize that they can be smoothered by Bill Gates’ phalanx of ugly lowyers?

    ANG GALING NG MGA FILIPINOS! SUPERGALING!!! EWAN KO! ENGLISCHTZES RULES!!!!!

  7. Oh.

    So this is what my buddies were talking about last night. I thought they just had too much to drink.

    Well shit.

    It’s 8 am but I feel like giving Mister Jack Daniels a little visit.

  8. The Supreme court Justices who concurred with Del Castillo should resign.

    They have brought new lows to the judicial system.

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