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What is plagiarism?
You commit plagiarism when you present someone else's ideas -published or unpublished - as if they were your own. People's ideas may be contained in

written text 
articles, books, dissertations, theses, newspapers, magazines, notes, course material, co-students' projects, e-mail messages, data, computer code, everything on the Internet, etc.  

visual text
books fine art, graphics, photographs, etc.

multimedia products
websites, video productions, films, CDs, design projects, etc.

compositions, lyrics, CDs, music or sound bites on the Internet, etc.

spoken text 
speeches, audio recordings, lectures, interviews, etc.

Plagiarism is a serious offence. If you are found guilty of plagiarism you may be suspended from the University, criminally charged, or a civil claim may be brought against you.
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