Plagiarism: A Tortious Act

  • Jinisha Shah
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  • Jinisha Shah

    Student at Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai, India

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Plagiarism is the idea of taking someone's intellectual work and passing it off as one’s own. Failing to acknowledge someone else's literature or ideas with an internal citation or bibliography is plagiarism. Plagiarism is not copyright infringement, but it came before the idea of copyright laws. In this research paper the author brings out the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement. Further the author focuses on how plagiarism is connected to the law of torts and possible legal remedies available to the plaintiff.



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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 715 - 724


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