Complaint Filed Against Lin for Violating Copyright Act 藍營市議員提告林智堅 論文違反著作權法

Lin Chih-chien, the Democratic Progressive Party's candidate for Taoyuan City mayor, has been accused of plagiarizing both of his theses. On July 4, the Kuomintang went to the Ministry of Education and the Taipei District Prosecutors Office to report Lin. It also asked the ministry and the two universities involved to launch investigations.


Kuomintang candidates for seats in various city and county councils headed to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office to file a lawsuit against Lin Chih-chien for violating the Copyright Act. They said Lin not only copied a Hsinchu Science Park Bureau report for his thesis for Chung Hua University, but also stole from other people's writings.

Ling Tao, Taoyuan City Councilor Candidate (KMT): “He not only plagiarized the Hsinchu Science Park Bureau report, but also copied and pasted a Quality (Control) Magazine article from December 2005. Even the diagrams are exactly the same.”

KMT members also headed to the Ministry of Education to request an investigation into whether Lin plagiarized. 

Chung Siao-ping, Taipei City Councilor (KMT): “I'm reporting him for suspected plagiarism, please accept my case. Please accept my case.”

Chen Hao, Section Director, Dept. of Higher Education, MOE: “Okay, after the Ministry of Education receives this case today, we will formally notify the schools in writing to ask them to investigate and handle it in accordance with regulations.”

Lin holds master's degrees from both National Taiwan University and Chung Hua University, and there are allegations that he plagiarized both of his theses. The KMT legislative caucus held a press conference to ask the MOE and the two universities to clarify the facts in accordance with academic ethics provisions. It also asked the Ministry of Science and Technology to determine who is responsible for its report being plagiarized.

Lin Yi-hua, Legislator (KMT): “It's clearly a report you commissioned, and you hold the intellectual property rights. It's equivalent to a national property. We're asking that you recover this sum of money and clarify the facts. ”

As for Lin's NTU thesis, National Security Bureau Director-General Chen Ming-tong, who was Lin's advisor at NTU, has said it was Lin who provided materials to another student named Yu Cheng-huang, but Yu graduated before Lin. The KMT said it doesn't matter who plagiarized who. The question is whether Chen permitted his students to plagiarize each other's theses.

William Tseng, Convener, KMT Legislative Caucus: “You jumped out to offer an explanation of your own accord. I'd like to ask the National Security Bureau Director-General if this counts as a national security crisis? Is this a national security crisis? Is this a DPP national security crisis?”

NTU said it will examine evidence to determine whether to open an investigation. If it decides to open an investigation, the evaluation committee will comprise graduate students from the affiliated institute and the evaluation will be conducted according to SOPs. Under the MOE's relevant procedures, an investigation will be launched the day after the complaint is received and completed within four months' time.

 

 

 

 

「桃園不要論文小偷!」幾位來自不同縣市的國民黨縣市議員參選人到台北地檢署告發違反著作權法,質疑林智堅就讀中華大學的碩士論文抄襲竹科管理局的報告,還有藍營選將加碼爆,這篇論文還抄襲其他文章。

國民黨桃園市議員參選人凌濤說:「不只抄襲竹科管理局的報告,還複製貼上另外一篇,2005年12月品質月刊的文章,連圖都長得一模一樣。」

台北市議員鍾小平也到教育部檢舉,要求調查林智堅是否有抄襲行為。鍾小平表示,「我檢舉他涉嫌抄襲,請您收件,請您收件一下。」

教育部高教司教育品質及發展科長陳浩說:「那我們教育部,今天收到這個案子之後,我們就會正式的來跟學校函轉,請學校來依規定查處。」

有台灣大學與中華大學雙碩士的林智堅,卻傳出2本碩士論文都有抄襲爭議,國民黨立院黨團也舉行記者會要求教育部、中華大學、台灣大學要依照學術倫理相關規定處理,釐清真相。也要求科技部報告遭到抄襲,有所作為。

國民黨立委林奕華表示:「今天明明是你的委託案,你有智財權,等於是國家財產,要求要追回這筆錢,而且必須要釐清事實真相。」

林智堅台大碩士論文部分,國安局長陳明通表示是林智堅提供資料給另一位研究生余正煌,只不過余正煌比林智堅先畢業,國民黨團表示不管誰抄誰,難道陳明通允許學生論文有抄襲行為?

國民黨立院黨團總召曾銘宗說:「你還主動跳出來澄清、護航,我要問問國安局長這是國安危機嗎?這是國安危機嗎?這是民進黨的國安危機嗎?」

面對立委要求,臺大表示將審查檢附事證,確認是否受理,如果受理將由畢業學生所屬學院組成審定委員會,依標準作業程序審定。另外依照教育部相關程序規定,相關調查會在於收件後的次日起,4個月內完成。

 

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