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In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original authorif you try, and to linkexplicitly or implicitly, to the original sourcepass it off as your own work. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

You may not be aware of this, but plagiarism (which traditionally requires passing the copied work off as your own) is considered a grave infraction in academic and professional circles around the globe, and it can lead to dire consequences if discovered. By plagiarizing, you steal someone else's work and pass it as your own, earning you credit and respect where it's not deserved. Copying someone else's work without permission can also constitute copyright infringement, which is illegal in most countries.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

You may not be aware of this, but plagiarism (which traditionally requires passing the copied work off as your own) is considered a grave infraction in academic and professional circles around the globe, and it can lead to dire consequences if discovered. By plagiarizing, you steal someone else's work and pass it as your own, earning you credit and respect where it's not deserved. Copying someone else's work without permission can also constitute copyright infringement, which is illegal in most countries.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you try, explicitly or implicitly, to pass it off as your own work. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

You may not be aware of this, but plagiarism is considered a grave infraction in academic and professional circles around the globe, and it can lead to dire consequences if discovered. By plagiarizing, you steal someone else's work and pass it as your own, earning you credit and respect where it's not deserved. Copying someone else's work without permission can also constitute copyright infringement, which is illegal in most countries.

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In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

17 removed link to wikipedia article about plagiarism because it's not really related to the made-up definition used here.
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In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source. For a more detailed definition, see the Wikipedia article.

In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you fail to acknowledge the original author, and to link to the original source.

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13 "Plagiarism is not a crime per se [...]" -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
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