Plagiarism is when you present the work of another person as your own.
Failure to cite your sources, whether they come from the Internet, paper documents or any other origin, is considered an act of plagiarism. In documentary research and writing, taking an author's ideas is not prohibited, as long as you do not conceal from the reader the origin of an idea, statement or work.
Plagiarism is an act of infringement, a crime that can be punished by law.
Examples of plagiarism
- Copying a passage from a webpage without mentioning its source and without putting it between quotation marks
- Restating the original idea of an author in their own words without mentioning the source
- Inserting images, videos, or graphics from external sources without indicating the source
- Translating an entire paragraph or quotation without mentioning the source