Academic Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged copying of another’s work -- ideas, thought, literary expression, especially sentence or paragraphs – presented as though it is one’s own original work Plagiarism is a violation of academic integrity because it involves a deception, a lie, a fraud, a copyright infringement, that profits the perpetrator at the expense of the author Plagiarism is a breech of academic publishing ethics While it is considered to be unethical and subject to punishment – suspension, failing grade, fine or ruined reputation – it is not regarded as a crime The modern notion of plagiarism as a moral infringement against originality developed with the Romantic movement in 18th century Europe