I found this article on the computer on copyright issues. Copyright has been created to ensure that your work can be protected from anyone trying to steal it. If it has not been copyright, anyone can just take your work and say it is theirs. In order to use someone’s work you have to make sure you cite it. If you do not cite the other persons work, that means you have plagiarized. The person who owns the work can sue you and charge you for taking their work. If you do not cite the work in college you can get in serious trouble with the professor as well as it will be on your record that you have plagiarized.