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Copyright

The right to distribute, copy, or change an original work for a limited period of time. A state grants copyright to the creator of the work, but the creator may assign or sell the right. During the time the copyright persists, one must (with some exceptions) receive permission from the owner to publish or distribute the copyrighted material. After a certain period of time, any person may distribute the work without permission. See also: Public domain.
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copyright

the legal ownership by persons or businesses of certain kinds of material, in particular original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work; sound recordings, films, broadcasts and cable programmes; the typographical arrangement or layout of a published edition; and computer programs. In the UK, the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT 1988 gives legal rights to the creators of copyright material so that they can control the various ways in which their work may be exploited. Copyright protection is automatic and there is no registration or other formality The 1988 Act gives copyright owners protection against unauthorized copying of such material in most cases for a period of 50 years. If copyright is infringed, the copyright owner (or assignee or licensee) may seek an injunction through the courts preventing further abuses, with offenders liable to pay unlimited damages/ fines and prison sentences in extreme cases. See BRAND.
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copyright

the ownership of the rights to a publication of a book, manual, newspaper, etc., giving legal entitlement and powers of redress against theft and unauthorized publication or copying. See INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.
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Copyright

The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work.
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Then there is ideas plagiarism -- stealing the thoughts of another person and passing them off as your own.I reviewed the concept paper against the Nation story.
Table-I: Knowledge and prevalence of plagiarism among undergraduate medical students (N=1100).
"Among the reasons why plagiarism is resorted to are the time constraint for project submissions and the overwhelming assignments that students find difficult to complete."
There are different types of plagiarism, all based on unethical issues: [2,4-6]
In Indian Universities INFLIBNET has played a key role in reducing or preventing plagiarism. The issue of academic integrity or dishonesty is so crucial in the Universities.
Dr Zenab Jehan briefed the participants about writing techniques to avoid plagiarism in academic writing and discussed citation styles.
Explaining the reason for mentioning Dr Asghar as member of the commission in the official press release, an officer of the HEC said his resignation had not been accepted which was why he was still a member.Addressing a press conference on Monday, HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri said the commission had directed the HEC to review and reformulate the policy on plagiarism to address the loopholes, gaps and procedural glitches.
He said the ex-ED claimed the flaws in the plagiarism policy and didn't 'accept' the charges on him, but the commission followed the reports of two committees to take the decision.
However, till formulation of new policy, the previous cases regarding plagiarism would be dealt with the old one, the Chairman explained.
In the Anglo-American academic world, it is considered that source documentation and paraphrasing are two important strategies to avoid plagiarism (Park, 2003).
The word plagiarism is essentially derived from a Latin word 'plagiare' which means stealing something.