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§ 26-201. Sales of assistance in preparation, research, or writing of academic papers prohibite...

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 26. Prohibitions and Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Sales of Academic Papers (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Education, § 26-201
§ 26-201. Sales of assistance in preparation, research, or writing of academic papers prohibited
Academic paper defined
(a) In this section, “academic paper” means any theme, essay, term paper, book report, report, thesis, dissertation, or other written assignment.
Sales of assistance in preparation, research, or writing of academic papers prohibited
(b) A person may not sell or offer for sale any assistance in the preparation, research, or writing of an academic paper if he knows that the buyer intends to submit the academic paper substantially unchanged to an educational institution as the original work of someone other than the author, in fulfilling the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or course of study.
Tutorial services, counseling, or typing and transcription of documents
(c) This section does not prevent:
(1) An educational institution, or any of its faculty or staff, from offering courses, instruction, counseling, or tutoring in research or writing as part of a program authorized by the institution;
(2) Any person from offering tutorial assistance that does not include the preparation, research, or writing of an academic paper intended for submission to an educational institution in fulfilling the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or course of study; or
(3) Any person from typing, transcribing, or reproducing a manuscript for a fee.
Misdemeanor violations
(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
Formerly Art. 77A, § 70.
MD Code, Education, § 26-201, MD EDUC § 26-201
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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