Question from a student?
What is plagiarism, and why do universities take it so seriously? If the information that I want is readily available in books and the internet, why can’t I just use it as it is in my assignments?
Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
To avoid Plagiarism you need to learn how to acknowledge the resources (books , articles, etc) in your research project/asssignment.
Copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights, given to authors/creators (known as rights owners) in order to control certain activities relating to the use and dissemination of their original works, whether they are :
The UJ Plagiarism Policy states that:
“…. Copyright is the specific intellectual property right, which an author acquires in accordance with the Copyright Act, No. 98 of 1978 in respect of a protected work.
Copyright infringement includes the infringement of the economic rights of the right holder and the moral rights of the author….”
People plagiarize as a result of the following:
What are the consequences of plagiarism?
How to recognize plagiarism?
To Avoid Plagiarism:
To Quote a Source:
To Use Common Knowledge: