Copyright, plagiarism, and fair use

Copyright- the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work).

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Plagiarism- an act or instance of plagiarizing; to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own use (another's production) without crediting the source, to commit literary theft present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.



Fair Use- 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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Four factors judges consider:

The purpose and character of your use.

The nature of the copyrighted work.

The amount and substantiality of the portion taken.

The effect of use upon the potential market.





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