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Thou Shalt Not Steal Anti-plagiarism for Students By Julie Payne
What is Plagiarism? It is the act of stealing or passing off the ideas or words as one’s own; the use of a created production without crediting the source; the act of committing literary theft; to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary 9 th ed.
What is Copyright? • “The exclusive right to produce or reproduce (copy), to perform in public, or to publish an original literary or artistic work. ” Duhaime's Law Dictionary • Almost everything created privately and originally after March 1, 1989 is copyrighted and protected whether it has a notice or not.
In other words….
So how can I use it? • You may rephrase anything that your read. In other words, put it into your own words. Do NOT copy anything word for word. Unless… • You are quoting someone. You may use direct quotes if you put it in quotation marks, and site your source in the content. • You may legally use parts of a copyrighted work, but you must always give the author the credit for his/her hard work. Note: This includes pictures, graphics, music and software too!!!
Is everything copyrighted?
What is not copyrighted? • Thoughts and ideas that were never written down. • Directions, procedures, methods, explanations, etc. • Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship (for example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, etc. )
What is not copyrighted? • A collection of logical data that is public information, such as a telephone book. • Materials or reprints of materials in the public domain (all prior to 1923; most between 19231963; additional information at http: //www. unc. edu/~unclng/public-d. htm) • Most U. S. government materials (some items created by contractors for the government might be copyrighted) • Facts
Remember! • Does your using the material hurt the market? In other words, is it causing someone to not purchase the item themselves? • Is the author or original creator losing money due to your using their work?
So what does that really mean? It is stealing, plain and simple! If you had a creation, would you want someone taking it from you? That would be stealing YOUR cash! How would you like that?
To Put It Simple… • If you didn’t produce it, you don’t own it. • So, if you don’t own it, and you don’t have permission to use it……
Resources • www. turnitin. com/research_site/e_what_is _plagiarism. html • www. citationmachine. net • www. easybib. com • http: //owl. english. purdue. edu • www. liunet. edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/ citmla. htm • www. ncusd 203. org/central/html/where/pla giarism_stoppers. html
Sources for this presentation • “Copyright Chaos” copyrighted by Intel, a slide show presentation of the legalities of copyright suitable for a professional development. See your Intel Master Teacher at your school. • Intel “Teach to the Future” Master Teacher Training Manual • Hand-out prepared by Mrs. Sue Hendrix, Emma Sansom Librarian
Anti-plagiarism Hand-out For your convenience, Mrs. Sue Hendrix has prepared a plagiarism hand-out for your students. Go to the following website, to print it. www 1. gcs. k 12. al. us/pdf/plagiarism. pdf