Prior to the readings on plagiarism and copyright law, I had been educated by my company on policy and processes regarding this topic. As employees representing our company we are required to maintain certain behaviors and comply with all applicable rules and regulations. Not only are we to protect our reputation as individuals, but the company's reputation as well.
We are stewards of company confidential information to protect our competitive advantage in the business. Lawsuits related to copyright infringement and plagiarism can damage our reputation as a company and create lost profit opportunities. We are encouraged to create original training material, properly cite sources, and request permission to use other material so that our company is legally protected and our reputation remains in tact.