— Nigel Painting (@nigelchpainting) February 21, 2017
I guess this is nothing new, counterfeit and fraud has been around forever it would seem. The difference today is that access to the means to produce authentic looking materials is widely available.
I also wonder whether the so called ‘soft offence’ of downloading copyright material, which appear to be almost endemic and rarely frowned upon in society, is likely to result in more people taking a chance and boosting their CV with claims that move beyond the exaggerated and into the fraudulent.
If this sort of activity were to become more widespread there’s a real risk that it would devalue genuine academic achievement.