Copyright, Plagiarism, and Fair Use

Copyright-the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Plagiarism-the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Fair Use- in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.

Many websites can aid you in checking for plagiarism such as:







The following websites are extremely helpful aids to use to avoid these violations: