Copyright, Plagiarism and Fair Use


Copyright is protection given to the  creator of an original work.  What that means is that, as the author of the work, you have the right to do any of the following or to let others do any of the following:

  •  make copies
  • distribute copies 
  •  perform your work publicly 
  •  display your work publicly

 It is illegal for anyone to do any of the things listed above with a work created by you without your permission.

For more information on copyrights take a look at this resource: 

Copyright Kids

To Test your skills at Copyright check out the "COPYRIGHT KIDS" Quiz.




Plagiarism is a form of cheating, but it's a little complicated so you might do it without understanding that it's wrong. If you get your information from an author or website without citing the source, that is plagiarism. If they are not you thoughts or ideas you need to cite the source and give credit where credit is due.  

Fair Use

Fair use is content  you are allowed to use parts of. You must  rework it in a new way to make it yours. ​You must still give credit to the creator.

For more information on Fair Use check out Common Sense Media.


Copyright Kids

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 Common Sense Media

Copyright and Fair Use Animation. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17, 2016, from