Plagarism and Copyright


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Plagarism and Copyright

  1. 1. Plagarism & Copyright Why it matters to you
  2. 2. What do these people have in common?
  3. 3. Why research work is assigned to you <ul><li>Teachers want you to be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve research skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve organization skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express thoughts in your own words after you finish researching. This means you really understand and have learned! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to cite your resources correctly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your time effectively </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is plagarism? <ul><li>Plagarism is passing off (stealing) another person’s work as your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submitting a paper you didn’t write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using large pieces of someone else’s work without giving credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenting an idea as your own </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plagarism is not allowed and considered an academic crime </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is plagarism? <ul><li>These are all considered plagarism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenting another person’s work as your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using words & ideas without giving credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not using quotation marks properly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making up or giving incorrect information about cited sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying such large amounts of ideas or words that the majority is not yours </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Plagarism is a growing problem <ul><li>Plagarism happens more frequently because of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Many sources are available easily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Remember: not all sources are “good” sources!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sometimes people don’t realize they are plagarizing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why you want to avoid plagarism <ul><li>Failing grade </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissal from school or university </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of job </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaavya Viswanathan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blair Hornstine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jayson Blair </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How to avoid plagarism <ul><li>Choose your resources carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research thoroughly </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize your information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This means do all your research, take notes and think about what it all means </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be able to talk about and explain what you’ve learned, as well as write about it in your own words </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to avoid plagarism <ul><li>Do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite your sources correctly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several formats are available for citing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MLA (Modern Language Association) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>APA (American Psychological Association) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your teacher will tell you which style to use </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to avoid plagarism <ul><li>Don’t: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy information as pass off as your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and paste from Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ideas but forget to give credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quote or cite statistics without crediting the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up sources or give incorrect source information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use videos, pictures, songs without permission </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Copyright: What does that © mean ? <ul><li>Copyright is an element of Intellectual Property (IP) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright protects the creator’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>Items protected by copyright include artistic works such as </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>novels, poems and plays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>films, musical works, video games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>architectural designs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How does this apply to me? <ul><li>PowerPoint presentations, web pages, </li></ul><ul><li>wiki pages, blogs, Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you ever include images? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you ever include music or sound? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you ever include quotes from a book or poem? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If so, these copyrights need to be acknowledged </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright infringement can be a federal crime! </li></ul>
  13. 13. A sticky situation <ul><li>Technically, a person should get permission from the creator to use images, lyrics, quotes, etc </li></ul><ul><li>However, it is not realistic to get permission from Stephenie Meyer each time we want to use a quote from Twilight on our web page or wiki </li></ul><ul><li>So….what do we do? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Play it safe <ul><li>If you choose to use work that belongs to somebody else, be sure to limit the amount of material used </li></ul><ul><li>Always include a reference to the creator of the work </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, include a link to the work instead of the work itself. This is a safer option for you. </li></ul>
  15. 15. And don’t forget… <ul><li>Copyright exist to protect you as well </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you create a short story, song, image, etc, copyright law is there to protect you as well </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. References <ul><li>What is intellectual property? Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Plagarism dot org. Learning center . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maine, What is plagarism? Retrieved from http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Jayson Blair source: </li></ul><ul><li>Blair Hornstine source: </li></ul><ul><li>Kaavya Viswanathan source: photos/uncategorized/imagenyet14104251741.jpg </li></ul>