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Plagiarism and Violation of CopyRight Act

Published on: 8/11/2014
Topic: Copyright And Plagiarism
In non-technical terms Plagiarism is the act of stealing the credit of work done by others by producing new contents that are either taken directly from other’s Work in complete or partially used, or taking core material from other’s work and reproducing same with restructuring or rephrasing the contents but not giving the credit to the original Author of Work. Plagiarism act by nature is considered non-ethical but not defined as legal offense under law. However it may lead to infringement of Copyright Act that is certainly illegal provided the nature of work violates the Copyright Act and not justified in context with Fail Use Policy.


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Self Plagiarism

Self Plagiarism is the act of republishing one’s own contents with more of financial or other purposes instead of ethical meaning of redefining same Work. It is very commonly referred under publishing domain where reprinting of contents is a common practice while part of contents are derived from the earlier Work. Some time it make sense, for example a technical writer who is printing a new book to focus on new version of technology platform, because a lot of features available with new technology platform are same as existed in earlier version hence the earlier Work is republished with minor tweaking. However if new articles or books are published just to meet targets that is nothing but act of Self Plagiarism.


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