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