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Plagarism and  Copyright

Plagarism and Copyright






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    • Plagarism & Copyright Why it matters to you
    • What do these people have in common?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Why you want to avoid plagarism
      • Failing grade
      • Dismissal from school or university
      • Loss of job
      • Examples
        • Kaavya Viswanathan
        • Blair Hornstine
        • Jayson Blair
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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!
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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
    • References
      • What is intellectual property? Retrieved from http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/
      • Plagarism dot org. Learning center . Retrieved from http://www.plagiarism.org/
      • University of Maine, What is plagarism? Retrieved from http:// plagiarism.umf.maine.edu/copyright/avoid.html
      • Jayson Blair source: http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00235/pg-28-Jason-Blair-A_235359t.jpg
      • Blair Hornstine source: http://gothamist.com/images/2003_7_hornstine.jpg
      • Kaavya Viswanathan source: http://tarnishedlady.typepad.com/ photos/uncategorized/imagenyet14104251741.jpg