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how do you define plagiarism?

i dun want a dictionary definition, i would like your opinion of it.
because typically when we talk about it, its about copying work, idea from one.
if that is so then would the authors of twilight, vampire academy and vampire diaries be plagiarizing from each other?cause i mean they all start out the same.
so my question is what do you consider plagiarism.
 alisonfaith297 posted over a year ago
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bri-marie said:
My definition is where you take someone else's idea or work --word for word, pretty much -- and try and pass it off as your own idea or work.

Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy, and Twilight don't start out the same, and definitely not exactly the same. VA starts out with Rose and Lisa being found and dragged back to vampire school. VD starts off with Stephan coming to town and Ellena --the "queen bee" -- deciding she "wanted him." Twilight starts off with Bella moving to Forks, coming to a new school, and meeting Edward. Defintely not plagerism.

Also, some things cannot be plagerised because they are too general of an idea. Names, for example. A person moving to a new town. The main character being a blond.
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thanks i just wanted an opinion, where i am from, plagerism is defined as taking an idea from someone, so in my book that example i gave is plagerism
alisonfaith297 posted over a year ago
ginny_potter_97 said:
I was taught that plagiarism is taking what someone else had written or said and made it your own with out acknowledging that they said it.

No the authors of all the vampire books aren't plagiarizing because each of them is different and they didn't steal the words that the other author had written and give the book a new name and saying that they wrote it.

For more information on plagiarism go to link
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thanks, i just wanted an opinion
alisonfaith297 posted over a year ago
gripp13 said:
to steal another written words
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ColeThibault said:
A waste of time
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