my own view
good poets borrow great poets steal (dunno where eliot stole that one from)
These are some thoughts i personally originated concerning plagiarism:
"You are the owner of any words or texts posted here by you. You may copyright any words or texts posted here by you, either before or after they are posted to LitKicks."
(i plan to copyright that one.)
"pla·gia·rize ( P ) Pronunciation Key (plj-rz)
v. pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing, pla·gia·riz·es
To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another).
To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another."
(this is my own, original definition.)
if there was no plagiarism we'd all be mute