I was told by a lecturer that you can plagarise yourself? If this is the case then can it be argued that anything we ever write should not be copied without citations?
it's bad to plagarise.if it was your work someone copied and they got better grades you'd feel bad.we've done two weeks of plagarism in class grrr...i know i still ended up plagarising in my essay but it was by accident.i did put the authors in my biblography though so does that count as partial plagarism?
its only cheating if you dont quote it.
so, just put in the source and then re-word it if you really want.
alternatively be really special and say what you think. someone else has probably said it before but ah well.
I was told that, as a programmer, out of everything I will ever write, less than 5% will be my own work. The rest will be re-used code from somewhere else and slightly rewritten.
So I really don't know.
Stealing ideas/work without acknowledgement is cheating, but I'm all for the sharing of ideas so I wouldn't mind having my work being used by other people.