Plagiarism is a very serious ethical violation. Most students don't plagiarize deliberately, but whether you plagiarize accidentally or on purpose, it can get you in big trouble academically.
So, what is Plagiarism? Watch the following video and find out. +++Spoiler Alert: Plagiarism is using someone else's ideas or creative works without giving them proper credit. For example, the statement "watch MY video about plagiarism," would be plagiarism. I did not create this video. "Watch this video from Daniel Chesney, he gives a great - and quick - explanation of plagiarism," gives credit where credit is due and avoids plagiarism.
Now that you have a better understanding of what plagiarism is, let's learn a little bit about copyright. There are some works out there that can not be legally used by others without permission. Violating copyright is illegal. Please, watch the following video created by former MCHS librarian - Mrs Lofton to learn more.
The University of Illinois at Chicago created the following infograph about plagiarism.