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What is the English word or phrase used to describe who unfairly (tries to) claim, grab or receive rewards/benefits of work or efforts of others?.

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  • Maybe you're talking about plagiarism?: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism More generally though, all those actions you described in your post can be easily covered by the single legal term copyright infringement: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement Jul 10, 2018 at 20:48
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    @MichaelRybkin Those two are very different. Plagiarism is asserting others' intellectual work as your own without proper attribution/credit to the source (with or without the source's permission) while copyright infringement is reproducing a creative work without permission (with or without credit/attribution to the source). Posting a famous artist's song to YouTube and saying clearly who sung it is copyright infringement; paying someone else to write an essay for a course assignment that will be handed in with they payer's name is plagiarism.
    – WBT
    Jul 11, 2018 at 1:09
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    Call him boss (pun intended!) :P
    – Maulik V
    Jul 11, 2018 at 3:21

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One phrase is to take credit for something.

As manager, she felt it was her right to take all the credit for her employee's hard work.

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Plagiary is the action of copying another person's ideas or work, without giving them credit.

This gives the verb "To plagiarise" and the agent noun "Plagiarist".

Ironically if I don't cite Michael Rykbin's answer-comment, this answer could make me a plagiarist.

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