Plagiarism

(noun)
“The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.” (dictionary)

Question begging:
Copying the definition, without attribution, is that plagiarism?

In any case, it’s an ethical question. And as an author? It’s a very touchy subject.

However, I’m sure that the definition is pretty clear. There’s a special place in hell for people who violate that principle. I don’t know if that’s true, but I have to believe that. I have to.

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  • ssmith04 Aug 1, 2008 @ 14:15

    I gather someone has used your material without your permission. If it’s more than a phrase or two, that’s unforgivable. Visible means of support on its way via snail mail.

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