4.1- Intellectual Property is generally characterized as non-physical property that is the product of original thought.
The following are considered to be intellectual property.
musical, literary and artistic works
discoveries and inventions
words , phrases , symbols, and designs
Yes, WORDS are considered to be intellectual property. And if you use those words without giving the author credit, then you are PLAGIARIZING.
However, some things are considered to be common knowledge .
COMMON KNOWLEDGE -is simply things that are commonly known; things that can be found in a general reference source (like an encyclopedia)
Examples of common knowledge include:
folklore, common sense observations, myths, urban legends, and historical events
It is most likely considered common knowledge if:
you can find the same information undocumented in at least five credible sources
you can find the information from a general reference source (such as an encyclopedia)
Examples of common knowledge vs. intellectual property The first example is common knowledge ; this information can be found undocumented in at least five different credible sources. This information can also found in general reference sources. The second example would be considered intellect property . This information cannot be found undocumented in at least five credible sources. This information cannot be found in general reference sources Note: this quote was taken from the following source: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/President-John-F-Kennedy-predicted-his-own-assassination-123115643.html ) Common Knowledge Intellectual Property 1. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. 2. President John F Kennedy’s secret interviews with his wife claim he warned his assassination would safeguard his legacy around a year before his death.
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