All of the writing in your article must be your own.
Plagiarism is theft of intellectual property. It is dishonest and unethical. Plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement and you can be held accountable.
If you do end up referencing any other works (books, news articles, publications, websites, etc.), you MUST give credit to the source. If your article is found to have plagiarized sections, it will be automatically rejected, and you will no longer be able to write articles for italki.
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- Archival Rights
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- italki reserves exclusive First Electronic Rights for the article globally. italki has the right to publish and republish the piece on the italki website, e-mail, downloadable file, and any other digital media.
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- italki reserves the right to publish or not publish any content that is submitted.
- italki reserves the right to republish the article and keep it accessible by visitors for an indefinite period of time.
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