Plagiarism is the act of using or stealing someone else’s intellectual work, ideas etc. and passing it as your own work. In other words, plagiarism is a failure in giving credit to its source.
Plagiarism is a fraud and violation of Intellectual Property Rights. Since IPR holds a legal entity status, violating its owners right is a legally punishable offence.
Any two ways to avoid plagiarism:
- Be original
- Cite/acknowledge the source