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plagiarism? Definition, forms, risks...
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Digital technology provides access to a wide range of international literature at the click of a mouse. Nothing could be more convenient for teachers, researchers, students and pupils to search for information. The most commonly used shortcut on a keyboard is often Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V.
However, it is not always clear whether an idea has already been published. Nor is it easy to understand the intricacies of copyright law. Plagiarism can be unintentional, but the consequences are severe.