Saturday, September 5, 2009

Plagiarism and Copyright Rules/Regulations

What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is borrowing, stealing, paying someone to write a paper,and copyin large parts of section. These are most commons types we as students know about. Common knowledge material does not need to be cited, yet if you are unsure about the material then it would be best to go ahead and cite the informaition. There are some practices that we as students should enhance our skills upon. Such as updating our techniques on direct quotations, note taking, writing summaries, revising and profreading a paper.(Purdue Owl) I really feel that if we as students upgrade some of our techniques list above, then it would seriously count down the chances of committing plagiarism.Basically to avoid plagiarsim you need to cite all words and ideas that did not come from you.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by laws from the is United States(title 17US code) for authors. It is illegal for anyone to violate any copyright law provided by the owner. Copyright protection is held for any original work created after January 1978. Titles, names, and slogans are just a few of the items listed that are not protected by copyright.( The symbol with the letter "C" in a circle, or the word copyright usually indicated that a particular works is under copyright protection. The 1976 copyright act gives the original author the right to tell how it will or will not its work to be published. At the beginning of a book, many will say that non of the material may be used in way without expressed written consent from the author. If would like more clarification about copyright rules and regulations, then here is the website

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