This paper is an attempt to make people understand the importance of plagiarism. The reason why people copy and its drawbacks. It also describes translation - a type of plagiarism that needs to be studied. How the increasing competition and the stress of work makes an individual to make this crime. The importance of language barrier in plagiarism and need for a common language of the world. The various malpractices used to avoid getting caught in plagiarism. The need for strong rules and laws to avoid the crime of plagiarism. It also has a small survey which describes the lack of education of plagiarism among the people. There is a need to make sure plagiarism a form of electronic crime is reduced perhaps destroyed from its roots. This can only be stopped, from where its starts i.e. school days. © 2019, World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering. All rights reserved.