Plagiarism, Copyright, and Netiquette By: Mya Jones
Plagiarism● Plagiarism: The act of taking someones work and making it seem like its your own.● Plagiarism is illegal and is counted as a criminal offense. People have been sued and fined money while others have gone to jail.● Plagiarism is unfair and disrespectful to the author of the work youre taking. Its unfair do to them not getting the credit they deserve and its also disrespectful because you took their work without asking.
Plagiarism:How to Avoid it?● If you use a sentence, paragraph, or quote put quotations around it and site where you got it from.● A way to avoid plagiarism all together would be to put what you need in your own words.● Even if you paraphrase someones work youll still have to put it in quotations and site where it came from.● If you use someones work word for word its the same process.
Plagiarism: Punishments● If a professor is guilty of plagiarism they are forced to leave their job.● College students get a failed grade and the situation gets reported to the head of the college.● The student could get sued and also get a mark on their personal file.
Copyright● Copyright: Gives you ownership of your work. It also gives you the right put your work on the internet or out in public and the right to share it with others.● You have a choice to give up your rights but if you dont no one can use your without your permission.● Using someones work that has a copyright claim is illegal.
Copyright: How to Avoid it?● Understand that the law of copyright cant stop you from rephrasing things but you still have to put references.● Dont take anything from the internet because the majority of the time it is copyright.● If there is a chance that you do take something from the internet make sure it is not copyrighted.
Netiquette● Netiquette: Simply means etiquette on the internet or show of good manners and behavior.● Netiquette means to not use inappropriate language on the internet and not to be rude to anyone.● Also, dont put your information out in the open. Dont type in all caps because someone could take that as you yelling at them.
Types of Netiquette● There are four different types of netiquette and they are netiquette basics, netiquette of sending, netiquette of replying, and netiquette of confidentially.● Netiquette basics is helping others and research a topic before you ask a question about it. With netiquette of sending try to keep things short. Netiquette of replying is about reading the message well before you reply. Last, netiquette of confidentially is dont put other peoples email addresses out for everyone to see and if you read a forward or message that has been sent to you dont send it to someone else.
References● University of Pretoria: Why is plagiarism a serious offense?(2003) http://upetd.up.ac.za/authors/create/plagiarism/serious.htm● Writing Tutorial Services (WTS): Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It(n.d.) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml● Our Lady of the Lake College: Penalties for Plagiarism(2010)) http://www.ololcollege.edu/archive_material/plagiarism_project/Penalties_Plagiarism1.html● PlagiarismToday(Content Theft/Copyright Infringement/Plagiarism): What is a Copyright?(n.d.) http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-internet-plagiarism/your-copyrights- online/1-what-is-a-copyright/
References● WikiHow to do anything: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement(n.d.) http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Copyright-Infringement● Digital Citizenship: Netiquette(n.d.) http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/citizenship/netiquette.html● Ehowtech: What Is the Meaning of Netiquette?(1999) http://www.ehow.com/about_6398807_meaning-netiquette_.html