In acknowledging the work of others, you demonstrate that you:
- Comprehend others’ ideas
- Respect other scholars, including peers
- Prove the value of your own original ideas
- Uphold the integrity of your own ideas as well as those of others
© Infringement vs. Plagiarism
Copyright is a legal matter. It applies primarily to the reproduction/exhibition/performance of original works (published or unpublished).
Plagiarism is an ethical matter. It applies to the uncredited use and representation of ideas (usually, but not necessarily published).