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Copyright: Copyright vs. Plagiarism

Copyright Infringement vs. Plagiarism: What's the Difference?

Copyright infringement is a violation of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and may carry legal consequences. Copyright infringement can take many forms.

   Examples of copyright infringement may include:

  • borrowing significant portions of another's work in the creation of a new work
  • making and distributing unauthorized copies of a sound recording or video
  • publicly performing another's work without permission from the copyright holder, even if the original work is cited

Plagiarism, on the other hand, involves using another's work without attribution, as if it were one's own original work. It is considered an ethical offense and can be detrimental to one's academic reputation and integrity.

Fortunately, you can always avoid plagiarism by properly citing your sources!

Plagiarism - How to Avoid It

Source: Bainbridge State College

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Avoiding Plagiarism