I think copyright and plagiarism is a big factor in the world. Many people tend to be lazy and just copy other people’s work. For example, if a student has to write a paper or do a power point presentation, they can go on google and plagiarize someone’s work. Then the student would assume they would get an easy “A”. Technology has advanced though. Many people know how to tell if someone is plagiarizing right away. I would never think twice about plagiarizing. I know there is no good outcome. Since I am a college student, I wouldn’t dare to plagiarize because I could get kicked out of the school. So it’s not worth it. Some people think it’s okay to use other people’ work, but I just don’t understand that. The person who creates someone originally gets no credit when they are copied of their work. If you are going to use their creations, at least give them credit. It’s the most honorable way. If you think about plagiarizing, remember that you can go to jail and/or receive a fine. You rather not do it now right? A good way to know if someone plagiarizes is when they change a few words or phrases in sentences. It doesn’t matter even if you just change a small portion. It is still consider plagiarizing. It is easy to avoid plagiarizing. You can paraphrase what somebody says. You can also quote and mention the last name of an author. For example, if it’s a book, just put last name and page number in parenthesis. Then you won’t be in danger of getting in trouble with the law or the creator of the source you are using. Many people take it as an offense when they get there work copied. I would feel the same way too. That is why plagiarizing is not a good idea.