Using the words and ideas of experts and authorities gives your work credibility. Your Works Cited shows the reader that your work was carefully and thoughtfully researched and provides the reader with references to access for further study. The author has the right to receive credit for their work, either payment or as a reference. Without the opportunity to protect and reward intellectual property we risk stifling creativity from brilliant minds who make our world a better place.
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According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "Plagiarize" means 1. to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own 2. to use (another's production) without crediting the source 3. to commit literary theft 4. to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward. Please respond to the following "if it's on the Internet, it's there for the taking." Be sure you consider the following while explaining the most important reason for providing works cited. How is the value of intellectual property measured? What are the consequences for the creator and user?
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