Several of us think that plagiarism is a simply copying of somebody else's works or in some cases borrowing somebody else's original ideas and publish in their own name. But the terminologies like "borrowing" or "copying" most of the times disguise the overall seriousness of this offense.
The meaning of plagiarism indicates any of the following:
Stealing or passing off the words or ideas as one's own creation
Using somebody else's creation or production without stating the source
Committing literary theft
Presenting as original and new product or idea which has been derived from some existing source
To be crisper, plagiarism is nothing less than an act of fraud. This involves the stealing of somebody else's work and then lying about the same eventually.
All the following cases are considered as plagiarism:
Claiming someone else's work or intellectual property as your own
Copying of the ideas or words from someone else without mentioning the credit of the original creator
Failing to put quotation marks when quoting someone else's sentences or ideas
Changing the words but then copying the structure of the sentence from any specific source without mentioning the credit of the original creator
Copying of the ideas and words from any source which includes majority of the work.
Most of the plagiarism cases can be avoided by simply citing the original source. All you need to do is acknowledge the certain material which has been borrowed from some other source and this would be good enough to prevent plagiarism.
Usage of the videos and images produced by others in your work without proper permission or without providing proper citation is termed as plagiarism. The following activities in case of videos and images can be considered as plagiarism.
Copying the media especially the images from some other website and pasting in your paper
Preparing a video by using the footage from some other videos or attempting to use part of the video which is copyrighted to prepare your soundtrack
At Austin Publishing Group, along with determination of the quality of the submitted thesis and articles, strong attention is also given to check the plagiarism. On finding any content to be plagiarized, we instantly reject those contents. Under severe conditions, we also sometimes blacklist those writers who have been constantly submitting plagiarized contents to us.