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What is Plagiarism?
What is Plagiarism?
An introductory article written by Shaun Jamison, JD, PhD of Concord Law School.
What is Copyright?
Authors and creators of “original works of authorship” using any medium of expression are protected under the Copyright Law (17, US Code 102). This law applies whether the original works are published, unpublished or registered with the United States Copyright Office. The creators of the original work must simply fulfill 3 requirements: the work must be able to be seen, read or heard, the work must owe its creation to an author, and the work must be the product of at least a minimal level of creativity.
Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright
There are some exceptions and limitations to copyright that can allow for limited use of copyrighted materials. These resources help to better explain these exceptions and limitations.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
A report written by The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law, and The Center for Media & Social Impact,
Digital Millenial Copyright Act of 1998
This act heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet and makes it illegal to produce or distribute technology that can circumvent measures taken to protect copyright.
Fair Use (107)
Allows for the limited use of copyrighted materials without obtaining copyright permission when the materials are used for teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, and commentary.
Library Use (see section 108)
Allows libraries and archives to reproduce one copy of a work without obtaining copyright permission.
Right of Sale (see section 109)
Allows members of the general public the right to resell or lend copies of works that they have purchased.
Teach Act (see section 110)
This act clarifies when it is permissible to use copyrighted materials in a distance education setting.
Citing Your Sources at PEA
PEA Citations Guide
The librarians at the Academy Library have compiled some helpful resources to assist with citing sources in various formats. This LibGuide, titled "Citing Sources," can be found here: http://libguides.exeter.edu/citingsources
Contact the Editor of This Guide: