Give credit where credit is due


The act of taking someone else's work and passing it off as your own.
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What is plagiarism?

Copying a friend's work
Buying or borrowing papers
Cutting/pasting blocks of text
Media "borrowing"
Web publishing with creators permission

If can even be unintentional:
Poor documentation
Careless paraphrasing
Quoting excessively

It can be considered a criminal offense!!!!

Just because it's on the Internet does not mean it's free!

Everything is Copyright Protected

The moment you create something in a tangible form it is then protected by copyright. That includes music, stories, books, video, plays, posters. The owner is the only one with the rights to sell, copy, upload, display, distribute, or perform with permission. You do not have privileges simply because you found it.

Copyrights last:
For the life of the author +70 years (unless renewed by a family member)
Works published between 1923-1978 are protected for up to 90 years

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Proper Citation Protects You From Plagiarism

Use quotations where necessary
Create a Works Cited page at the end of any paper
Give the creator/author/writer credit for the works

Try to use copyright-free art and/or music.

Don't lose grades, credits or a career!

Technology has added new rules!

Citing Yourself!
Easier to track plagiarism (databases) (professional readers)


Example for a book:

James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Google Books. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Citations help your teacher/professor find the information. It helps them with research.

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