Copyright and Plagiarism

What you need to know about copyright and plagiarism

Copyright

"Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works."

"This means that as soon as you create it, you own it! Your work is protected under law."

It is important to respect and abide by copyright laws.

http://copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#what
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Works protected by Copyright

musical works
literary works
dramatic works
choreographic works
pictures, graphics, and sculptural
architectural
sound recordings and motion pictures

http://www.copyrightkids.org/cbasicsframes.htm

Fair Use

"The right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies" is fair use.
This does apply for use in education.
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Copyright and Fair Use Animation

Plagiarism

This is when you take credit for the work of someone else.
It is cheating and it is dishonest.
It punishable by law and there are severe consequences at school for plagiarism.

Cite Your Sources

You must cite your sources when you find information and use it. Your teachers will let you know what citation they want when citing your sources.

Use this Symbaloo to help you correctly site your sources.