Craig Wright Plagiarized Significant
Portions of His PhD Thesis and Tried to Hide It

I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and to the best of my knowledge and belief, understand that it contains no material previously published or written by another person, nor material which to a substantial extent has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at Charles Sturt University or any other educational institution, except where due acknowledgement is made in the thesis.

Errors in Transcription

Many Different Sources

Stolen Figures

The plagiarism was extensive

Response to Potential Excuses

Appendix

1. Full-size versions of the images found here can be accessed here.

2. (Likely incomplete) list of pages in Wright’s thesis that contain plagiarized material:

3. (Likely incomplete) list of sources that Wright plagiarized from:

4. List of archived versions of Wright’s texts

UPDATE: 11 May 2020

  1. Writing down well-known equations is not plagiarism, and they don’t need to be spelled out or derived in full.
  2. I’m not claiming credit for the ideas described, and they’re well-known in the field, therefore citations are unnecessary.
  3. I originally had a lot more content and citations in a much larger draft, but my supervisor told me to cut out most of it.
  4. The figures I’m accused of plagiarizing are common types of charts. Anyone making charts illustrating these concepts would end up with substantially identical figures, which is why they appear in lots of papers without any citations.

Excuse 1: Writing down well-known equations is not plagiarism, and they don’t need to be spelled out or derived in full.

Excuse 2: I’m not claiming credit for the ideas described, and they’re well-known in the field, therefore citations are unnecessary.

Excuse 3: I originally had a lot more content and citations in a much larger draft, but my supervisor told me to cut out most of it.

Excuse 4: The figures I’m accused of plagiarizing are common types of charts. Anyone making charts illustrating these concepts would end up with substantially identical figures, which is why they appear in lots of papers without any citations.

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