The word "plagiarism" is derived from the Latin root for "kidnapping"! *
IT IS PLAGIARISM IF YOU:
*Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon, 1961.
Here is what the Alfred State College Academic Integrity Code says about plagiarism:
Plagiarism: the representation of someone else's words, ideas, or work as one's own. This includes quoting, paraphrasing, or condensing another's work within one's own without giving proper attribution, or purchasing or receiving another's work and submitting it as one's own. When quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing, students must identify the extent to which a source has been used and must cite with precision. This applies not only to written work, but also computer programs, architectural and other designs, photography, video, art, and other media