Copyright is a legal concept which protects the creative expression of ideas and facts, granting the holder the right to be credited for their work and determine how it can be re-used. The key point here is that copyright laws protect the expression of ideas and facts, not the ideas and facts themselves. Therefore, the method for beating a boss in a game cannot be protected but a description of a particular method can be.
Plagiarism is a moral concept which is defined as the "wrongful appropriation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas or expressions and the representation of them as one's own work".
Aside from the consideration of copyright, the most important factor when submitting content to Gamewise is that of quality. Comprehensive, factual and well-described content is far more useful to the reader - it is important to take time to ensure that your work is presented well, helpful and complete.
In summary, content should:
- Be based upon factual information and referenced to relevent sources wherever possible.
- Be original work and not copied directly from another source.
- Not contain analysis or personal opinion of the subject matter.