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Lesson 1

Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, and Copyright

Plagiarism The taking of someones work and using it as your own without giving them credit or using correct quotations.
How can you best plan your paper? Decide whether you need to use other sources for information and if so how to include it into your paper.
How to take effective notes? Take notes on your sources to help make sure that you have all of the information collected and organized.
How do you correctly paraphrase? Is when you correctly restate another persons idea or thoughts.
How do you make sure your sources are credible? Start off by making sure the author is credible and therefore his information is credible.
What are copyright laws? They are in place in order to provide protection of peoples intellectual property.
Are all published works copyrighted? No, not necessarily. Phone books, government works, facts that are from original research , and works in the public domain are not copyrighted and are open to the public.
Can facts be copyrighted? Yes, if the facts are originated from individual research.
Do you have to source every fact you use? No, not if the fact originates from unique individual research.
Does it matter how much is copied? Not in the matter of plagiarism.
What are academic consequences of plagiarism? Most colleges and universities have no tolerance for plagiarism and will kick students out if they are caught or at least give them a zero on what they cheated on.
What are legal punishments of plagiarism? They are considered a misdemeanor and you can be fined anywhere from $100 and $50,000 in fines and up to one year in jail.
What are institutional punishments of plagiarism? Most corporations don't tolerate it and many have lost their job over it.
Does the intention matter? No, if plagiarism is committed it doesn't matter why.
What goes into the "fair use" ? The nature of your use, the amount used, and the effect of your usage on the original work.
What is public domain? Works that are no longer copyrighted or never were copyrighted.
How do you determine if a work is public domain ? Typically anything that is 75 years or older is no longer copyrighted but, if you are unsure you should contact your lawyer.
What is a citation? It's a way for the readers of your paper to know you got some of your information from a different source.
When do you need to cite? Whenever you use a quote, paraphrase, or any information from another persons individual work.
What is attribution? Acknowledgment that some of the work came from a different source.
What is common knowledge ? Knowledge that is well known and/or shared by the public.
What are endnotes? Notes at the end of your paper showing the citations for information that was used from a different source.
What are footnotes? Notes on the sides of the paper making references.
What is a paraphrase? Repeated information that isn't said in the same exact way as the original work.
What does it mean to be peer reviewed? It means that peers can review a paper to point out good and bad points in it.
Created by: Srd2937