Q. What is the definition for plagiarism?

Answer

From The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:

Literary theft. Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote. Similar theft in music or other arts is also called plagiarism.

Plagiarism. (2002). In The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved from Credo Reference. 

See "Plagiarism" in the Research 101 guide for more info. 

For More Info / Source(s)  (Links open in new window.)

  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2017
  • Views 35
  • Answered By [Unclaimed]

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0   0

Contact Us

Don't see an answer to your question? Submit a new question to us using this form.
Your Contact Information

Please give an e-mail address so we know where to send your answer. We will not share it.

Fields marked with * are required.