What are copyright, plagiarism, and fair use?

Copyright: When a person creates something on the internet the legal rights to it are owned by that person. Another person may not use their same ideas without given consent. 


Plagiarism: When a person takes another person's ideas and claims them as their own. It is a crime that can be punishable by paying fines anywhere from $200-$150,000

Fair Use: When, under certain circumstances, a person is allowed to use verbatim copyrighted material. Such circumstances could include: teaching, critiquing, and news reporting.

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Ways to avoid plagiarism

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