Two Czech scientists admit plagiarism

Two Czech scientists have admitted plagiarising material for a book they wrote together. The 75-year-old university professors apologised on Thursday for using 130 lines of text from a psychology book written by another Czech author without properly citing the reference as per the copyright act. The plagiarised author says he had waited nearly two years for the matter to be addressed, and that the rectification came only after he threatened a lawsuit. The publishing company in question, the Charles University press Karolinum, also apologised for an exceptional “human error”, and said the authors would not be fined.