What is plagiarism video
What is plagiarism?
ACCORDING TO THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE DICTIONARY, TO "PLAGIARIZE" MEANS
BUT CAN WORDS AND IDEAS REALLY BE STOLEN?
According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).
According to scholarly norms, OU’s Academic Integrity Code for students and OU’s Ethics in Research policy for professors, the answer is also yes — credit must always be given to the originator of words and ideas even where copyright law permits their use.