Plagiarism is "the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection with submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise’" (University of North Carolina 2009).
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The term reprinting indicates that the material is reproduced exactly as it appeared originally without modifications in the way in which it was intended (e.g. use of direct quotes).
The term adaptation refers to the modification of material so that it is suitable for a new purpose (e.g. paraphrasing). It is the author’s responsibility to find out whether permission is required from the copyright owner and to obtain it for all works.
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