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Plagiarism and Copy Right

Plagiarism and copy right issues have evolved to become one the most important issues concerning digital education. 
"Plagiarism is about the failure to properly attribute the authorship of copied material (whether copies of ideas or of text or images). Copyright violation is about failure to pay for the use of the material."  (Moody 2013)
The follow is a list put together by Glyn Moody who is writing for TechDirt to display the difference between Plagiarism and Copy Right differences in the world of digital citizenship. 
First, plagiarism is a violation of academic norms but not illegal; copyright violation second is illegal, but in truth pretty ubiquitous in academia. (Where did you get that PDF?) 

Second, plagiarism is an offence against the author, while copyright violation is an offence against the copyright holder. In traditional academic publishing, they are usually not the same person, due to the ubiquity of copyright transfer agreements (CTAs). 

Third, plagiarism applies when ideas are copied, whereas copyright violation occurs only when a specific fixed expression (e.g. sequence of words) is copied. 

Fourth, avoiding plagiarism is about properly apportioning intellectual credit, whereas copyright is about maintaining revenue streams.
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U.J. Library (2016). Plagiarism Definition. Image retrieved on July 20, 2016                                                                 from http://uj.ac.za.libguides.com/content.php?pid=603682&sid=5125127
Moody, G. (2013, Oct 9). The difference between Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement. Techdirt.                    Retrieved on July 20, 2016                                                                                                                                      from https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130925/09523724654/difference-between-                            plagiarism-copyright-infringement.shtml

 

 
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