Tips on plagiarism, copyright etc.
A speech by James Petri
Tips on copyright, plagiarism, and more!
Saturday, July 4th 2015 at 7-8pm
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
This is a speech about how to avoid plagiarism and learn about copyright, the public domain, the fair use act, and creative commons.
- Copyright is a form of protection for an authors work
- Care about copyright because people could copy your work without permission
- Literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, motion pictures, architectural works etc. are protected by copyright
- Ideas, titles, names, procedures, methods, short phrases etc. are not protected by copyright
- The public domain is when something is available to the public as a whole and not subject to copyright
Plagiarism is taking someone’s work or ideas and passing it as yours
Copyright lasts 70 years after authors death
The fair use act allows limited copying of copyrighted works for educational and research uses
Here is a helpful website for understanding plagiarism.
Mcassara. Plagiarism is bad. Digital image. Learnerfirst.org. N.p., 19 Sept. 2012. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.