Copy it RightOverview on Copyright and Plagiarism in Schooling
Legality of Copyright• Article 1: Section 8 of the U.S Constitutionessentially describes how a copyright owner has the rights to their own work. (Copyright Clear)
What material should be considered with copyright laws?• Intellectual Material: published reports, article, content found on the web.• Anything in a fixed format.• Items with a copyright symbol ( as shown below).• Image from Copyright Clear video
Practical Things to Consider… Image from Copyright Clear video
Items not protected by Copyright laws: Image from Copyright Clear video
Copyright and Plagiarism.• Definition of Plagiarism:• Plagiarism is when you use someone elses words or ideas and pass them off as your own (Kidshealth). Image from KidsHealth
How to check if you are plagiarizing information: • “Ask yourself, "Would I know this if I hadnt read it on that website or in that book?" If the answer is no, list the source,” (Kidshealth).
How to avoid plagiarism in school:• Ask yourself if you already knew the information you are using OR restating in your own words. If you are unsure, cite the information.• Create a works cited or source list, depending what your teacher prefers. These lists of sources are often called the bibliography.(Restated from KidsHealth)
Presentation Works Cited• Copyrightclear. "Copyright Basics." YouTube. YouTube, 24 Sept. 2010. Web. 23 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiq42O6 rhW4>.• "KidsHealth." What Is Plagiarism? Web. 23 May 2012. <http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plag iarism.html>.
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