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You can check to make sure your work is free of plaigerism here

Plaigerism is, "the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own" (, 2015).

Why Worry about Copyright?,. (2015). Your Digital Presence - from the Education Society. Retrieved 24 September 2015, from,. (2015). About The Licenses - Creative Commons. Retrieved 24 September 2015, from,. (2015). plagiarism - definition of plagiarism in English from the Oxford dictionary. Retrieved 24 September 2015, from,. (2015). House Government Bill - C-11, Royal Assent (41-1). Retrieved 24 September 2015, from (2015) provides and explains the 6 different licenses:Attribution CC BY- If cited, others can modify this work for multiple murposes, including commercial.Attribution- ShareAlike CC BY-SAAllows modification, even for commercial use, but has to be credited, and licensed under the same terms.Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND : Can be redistributed unchanged and fully credited. For commercial and non commercial use.Attribution- Noncommercial CC BY-NC: Non-commercial changes can be made, has to be cited, does not have to license their work the same.Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA: Non commercial use, and can be modified from the original version but still needs to be licensed under the same terms.Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND:Only allows work to be downloaded with full credit to you. Cannot be modified or used commercially.

Whether in a classroom setting, or not, copyright is something that we all need to be aware of. It is against digital citizenship, ethical citizenship and the law to take others work and claim it as your own. Bill C-11 was amended in 2011, and explains the rights to innovation and creativeness citizens of Canada have, but recognizes the protection of others work (, 2015).

Copyright in Canada

6 licenses to protect you and others

Protected Under Copyright:"literary worksdramatic worksmusicartistic worksperformer's performancessound recordingscommunication signals"(, 2015).

CITE YOUR WORKAnything that you have taken, an idea, image, quote, you name it, needs to be properly cited! This will protect yourself from accusations, and will protect others and thier work.There are many different styles to cite in, depending on the subject a style may be perferred.

These locks prevent one from accessing information , or prevent others from using the information (, 2015). NO ONE is exempt from this.

Digital locks

Citation Resources:www.citethisforme.comPurdue Owl

And if I do copy it? (2015) explains that if you infringe copyright, you may face legal actions and consequences that may involve claims.

Copyright is good for the life of the creator, and for 50 years after (, 2015).

In conclusion...

WATCH: Why copyright matters? By: Cision Canada (


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