In the US prosecutors can choose to pursue criminal charges on any copyright infringement that is both commercial in nature and involves goods with more than $1,000 in retail value.<quoted text>
Cite your sources, thief:
Oh. And further down on the same page:
See also crime....
1. the verbatim copying or imitation of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another author and representing them as one’s own original work.
2. the material so appropriated. Also plagiary.— plagiarist, n.— plagiaristic, adj."
And as already noted, from Merriam-Webster:
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source