Copyright, Plagiarism, and Fair Use


Copyright: the unauthorized use of copyrighted material in a manner that violates the owener's rights, such as the right to reproduce. Copyright infringement is against the law.

Plagiarism: the use of another's information, language, or writing when done without proper acknowledgment of the original source.

Fair Use: is the legal area that refers to the exceptions to the rights of copyright holders and allows for limited use of the copyrighted material.

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Click on the video below to see a more detailed description of each term and how it affects research you may be conducting.


Resources for how to Cite Sources and to avoid Plagiarism:

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: This is a great resource for how to cite sources within research papers.

How to Cite Sources in APA Format:

Easy Bib using MLA Citations