Novelists, Inc. on Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement
Novelists, Inc. unconditionally condemns copyright infringement and plagiarism, and we urge publishers, readers, and the media to recognize plagiarism and copyright infringement for what they are: theft.
Intellectual property— including the stories we write and the unique way in which we each craft our words— is protected by copyright law. Copyright infringement and plagiarism are each the act of stealing another writer's work, in whole or in part, and passing it off as one's own creation.
As career novelists, we in Novelists, Inc. take plagiarism and copyright infringement seriously not only as inexcusable ethical and legal violations, but also because they damage our profession as a whole.
For further information about copyright infringement and plagiarism, please see the links on the "Writers Resources" section of our Web site.