Plagiarism is presenting others’ work and ideas as your own. This is both illegal and unethical.
Consequences of plagiarism
Plagiarism is considered cheating. Hedmark University of Applied Sciences (HUAS) uses a program specifically designed to detect plagiarized text. If plagiarized text is detected the one(s) responsible for it may face serious consequences. You may risk that your examination is annulled and you may be expelled from HUAS, cf. universitets- og høyskoleloven § 4-7 and §4-8.
Copyright is the protection of intellectual property to protect those who have used time and energy to produce something. Those who produce something own the rights to it. If others use it, they must refer to the original source in the correct manner, otherwise it’s considered plagiarism.