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Staff and students at York St John University talk about what constitutes as plagiarism, how to avoid it and what is expected in regards of good academic writing.
Plagiarism is derived from two Latin words: Plagiarius, which means kidnapper, and plagiare: to steal.
According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, plagiarism is defined as "the use or imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and their representation as one's own original work."
It is also considered a violation of scientific ethics and intellectual property. Academic and journalistic plagiarism is a very old and unfortunately widespread practice. However, with the advent of the Internet, plagiarism extends almost everywhere taking new forms.
Por lo que respecta a los derechos que conforman la propiedad intelectual se distinguen los derechos morales y los derechos patrimoniales: