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Except for brief quotations that are attributed in the text, copying content from copyrighted sources onto Wikinews is against policy. Whether direct copying or close paraphrasing, plagiarism and copyright violation are dishonest, will lead to an article not getting published, and cause a loss of accumulated reputation for the reporter . It can also result in real life implications for those involved such as academic demotion or expulsion at some Universities.