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Citing Sources: Copy Rights

DISCLAIMER: Material provided is only intended as a guide. This guide is not a substitute for professional legal advice.

What Is Copyright?

The right of the copyright owner to have the opportunity to receive payment for every copy

Caution: The creator of an original work may not own the copyright.  If you produce a “work for hire”, the employer may claim the copyright.

Copyright on Campus

How do I get permission?

Copyright vs Plagiarism

Plagiarism is theft of credit. Bad, but not illegal. However, teachers may equate plagiarism with cheating. Socially, this can ruin a political or writing career.

Copyright infringement implies theft of profit opportunity.

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