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Copyright & Citing Sources: Copy Rights

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

Copy rights are property rights. The copyright owner has the right to make a profit on every copy.

The law protects the right of the copyright owner to have the opportunity to receive payment for every copy of their intellectual property.

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

How do I get permission?

VIDEO: Copyright on Campus

Copyright on Campus

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Copyright & Fair Use Handout

Tip: Copyright exists as soon as a work is put into tangible form.

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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