Creating our own texts, we involuntarily face the problem of plagiarism. A large encyclopaedic dictionary defines plagiarism (from Latin plagio - abduct) as "deliberate attribution of authorship to someone else's work of literature, science, art, invention or rationalization proposal (in whole or in part)."
You can face plagiarism on two sides. We ourselves can appropriate other people's ideas and materials, or, conversely, someone "withdraws" our achievements. Today let's talk about the first case - the danger of plagiarism of other people's ideas when preparing their own texts.
From the definition, we see that plagiarism is always an intentional act. Is it possible to talk about unintentional plagiarism? Nowadays, when everyone has heard about and heard about copyright, "unintentional plagiarism" is as nonsense as "second freshness". Therefore, when you use other people's ideas or data in your material without the author's instructions, be aware that this is an intentional action, this is plagiarism.
What is bad about plagiarism for the person who commits it? Firstly, for legal plagiarism, legal responsibility is provided. Therefore, the author can sue you.
Secondly, even if for some reason you are not threatened with prosecution by the author, in case you are convicted of plagiarism, this will greatly undermine your reputation as an author. And, most likely, as a specialist.
Which, in turn, will lead to the fact that you will not want to work. After all, if you are convicted of dishonesty in one issue, where is the guarantee that you will be conscientious in others? Spoil your reputation can be easily and quickly, but it will have to be restored long and hard. Therefore, it is better to protect yourself from such "stains", rather than later to clean them.
How to avoid plagiarism? For this you must always remember the rules of quoting. Regardless of whether you use direct or indirect quoting (that is, copying fragments of someone else's material word for word or retelling them in your own words), you need to specify the author and / or source.
And in order to avoid constant citation, before you undertake writing a text, you should study the question well. This will make your own opinion, on which your text will be based. Then other people's ideas will not be a fundamental core, but rather a complement to your own thoughts, opinions and assumptions.