The newly redesigned Tokyo Summer Games logo was recently revealed to be quite different than the first version that was seen as plagiarizing a Belgian theater's logo ("Tokyo 2020 Unveils New Olympic Logo after Plagiarism Allegations," The Guardian (UK), April 25, 2016). The total revamp of the Olympic logo was done by a different designer after the creator of the theater's graphic commenced litigation to stop the use of the original Tokyo 2020 logo.
Do you think it was an accident that the two designers created a somewhat similar logo? Why or why not?
Do you think it's easier to avoid plagiarism with words vs. plagiarism with images? Why or why not?
Why Discuss Academic Integrity and Workplace Ethics?
Our society operates on the assumption that people want to do their jobs with integrity. We rely on that guideline when we trust a mechanic to fix our car, a doctor to identify what illness we have, and a restaurant chef to cook our food so it's safe to eat. It is the hope that students follow academic integrity principles so they can be assessed on their own work fairly. And when those students reach the workplace, we trust that they use the knowledge and skills learned honestly to serve their employers and clients in an ethical manner.
This blog discusses these issues proactively to encourage integrity in college and at work. The information provided is for educational use only. Views expressed are not reflective of the Lone Star College System.