Copyright and Plagiarism

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Copyright and Plagiarism

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If you use someone's work without permission or you do not quote them or give them credit then you are committing PLAGIARISM! Plagiarism is defined by Merriam-Webster as": the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person : the act of plagiarizing something."

Copyright means that your work is legally protected and no one is able to copy it or use it without your permission.Merriam-Webster defines copyright as": the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time.'


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You can also use helpful tools to create your citations! You can enter the information for your source and these programs will generate a bibliography for you:Citation

Remember...If you quote or use someone's work, ask for permission and give them credit.Use your own ideas and your own words.Think of how you would feel if someone stole your work.If in doubt, cite the work!Copyright and Plagiarism follow a basic rule:Honesty is the best policy!SOURCES"Copyright." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. ."Fair Use." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. ."Plagiarism." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2015. .



Check your work! These websites will check for plagiarism and also fix your writing!www.grammarly.comwww.paperrater.comClick on the paperclip on the top right of this page to use our Citation Worksheet!

Fair Use is defined by Merriam-Webster as": a legal doctrine that portions of copyrighted materials may be used without permission of the copyright owner provided the use is fair and reasonable, does not substantially impair the value of the materials, and does not curtail the profits reasonably expected by the owner"


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