Do you know how to make rice? Put 1 cup rice and 2 cups water together, bring to boil, reduce heat and cover for 20 minutes. How much would you pay for that much rice in a restaurant? It depends. I’ve paid anywhere from a few cents to a couple dollars depending on what country, and how nice the restaurant is.
How much would you pay for a pot of rice that was cooked with a cat turd in it? How much depends on how large the cat turd is?
That’s what plagiarism is like. Once you find it, the whole batch/ text is tainted, and one’s reputation as a cook is forever suspect.
I won’t pay anything for rice with any amount of any animal crap in it. Papers with plagiarism get no points.
If I think someone did this on purpose – or repeatedly after being caught – it would be anyone’s obligation to alert authorities.