Copyright & Plagerism

Definitions

 

Copyright refers to the rights of authors in works of authorship —as distinguished from patents (whose subject matter is inventions), trademarks (which concern symbols of an enterprise’s reputation and goodwill) and trade secrets (information whose value derives from being kept a secret) (Zimmerman, 2006).

 

Plagiarism is where one person presents the words or ideas of another as his own, or where others are allowed or encouraged to form this impression (Moore, 2000).

 

Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances, especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant (Kiyoi, 2012).

 

Resources for Definitions

 

Kiyoi, S. (2012). Code of best practices in fair use for academic and research libraries.       

 

 

Moore, P. (2000). What is Plagiarism?

 

Zimmerman, M. (2006). The basics of copyright law: Just enough copyright for people who are not attorneys or intellectual property experts.            
https://assets.fenwick.com/legacy/FenwickDocuments/2015-03-17-Copyright-Basics.pdf

 

 

Resources on how to cite sources and avoid plagiarism

 

There are two types of citations; APA and MLA. APA gives the information your reader will need to find your source. It consists of the author’s last name and the year that it was published. MLA has two components; an in-text citation and a Works Cited page. 

 

 

Example of APA

 

Example of MLA

 

 

 

Resources to Cite Sources

 

Scribbr

Citations style guide: choosing a style and citing correctly

 

Purdue

General APA Guidelines

 

Citation Machine

The Comprehensive Guide to APA Citation and Format  

 

Citation Machine

The Complete Guide to MLA & Citations

 

Purdue

MLA In-text Citations: The Basics

 

 

Resources to Avoid Plagiarism

 

AUSB Writing Center (2017)

Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

 

Citation Machine

How to Avoid Plagiarism  

 

Knowledge/ Growth Support

How to Avoid Plagiarism: The Scourge of the Academe  

 

The Center for Teaching and Learning at UIS

Avoiding Plagiarism

 

LEAD Learning Enhancement and Development

Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism