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1 *Copyright is a form of legal protection given to the creators of "original works of authorship," such as.....a poem, computer program, story, lyrics to a song, choreography to dance moves, artistic works etc. U.S. copyright law generally gives the author of an original creative work an exclusive right to reproduce (copy) or distribute the original work to the public, create new works based upon the original work, and perform or display the work publicly *Copyright protection is automatically granted the moment something is CREATED. The creator doesnt have to obtain a formal copyright, display a copyright symbol or seek out legal protection … Instead copyright protection is automatically granted

2 Can you spot the copyright violation? HINT: its not the music commercial/

3 What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is a copyright violation Copying words, pictures, art, music, software or ideas from someone without giving them the proper credit

4 What is plagiarism? Turning in someone elses work and putting your name on it Copying someone elses work without their permission

5 Sooooo….. If you didnt come up with the original idea, words, music, or software, then it doesnt belong to you To avoid plagiarism..... Put the information into your own words AND you still must cite the source.

6 In Television The television station TBN was sued for $40 million after producing "The Omega Code," a movie that closely resembled a book "The Omega Syndrome," a book by Sylvia Fleener. While the movie didn't lift words directly from the book, the storyline was deemed too close to the book to be original content. In Music In Music Robbie Williams Faces Plagiarism Suit Court Upholds $5.4 Million Bolton Plagiarism Decision "French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier sued the rapper Eminem for $10 million, claiming his hit song 'Kill You' borrowed heavily from Loussier's 20-year-old song 'Pulsion.' the suit is pending." From: "Combating Plagiarism." CQ Researcher. In the NEWS….. Examples of Plagiarism

7 STUDENT LOSES SPOT AT HARVARD "By now, Blair Hornstine expected to be packing her bags for Harvard, where she was in the class of But the 18-year-old from Moorestown, N.J., is making other plans. The Harvard Crimson reported last week that the school had rescinded Hornstine's acceptance after learning that she had used unattributed text from other authors in columns for a local paper." Kantrowitz, Barbara and Julie Scelfol. "Harvard to Hornstine: No Way." Newsweek. 21 July 2003: 50. MasterFILE Select. Ruben A. Cirillo High School Library. 2 October http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an= &db=mfh PLAGIARISM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Technology Yields Plagiarism Bust - CBS News U.Va. plagiarism scandal ends with 45 dismissals - CNN ml ml More Plagiarism Examples In Colleges

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9 What exactly does in your own words mean? The original information must be rewritten in a significantly new way. It means taking the original information and using your own vocabulary and your own sentence structure. ……………

10 Original: The Mountain Boomer, or Collard Lizard, is a pretty turquoise blue color except for its head and neck, which is bright yellow with black stripes along its neck. Rewritten: The Mountain Boomer is turquoise blue except for its head and neck, which is yellow with black stripes on its neck. Taking the original information and using your own vocabulary and your own sentence structure. ……………

11 Original: The Mountain Boomer, or Collard Lizard, is a pretty turquoise blue color except for its head and neck, which is bright yellow with black stripes along its neck. Rewritten: The Mountain Boomer is turquoise blue except for its head and neck, which is yellow with black stripes on its neck.

12 *Rearranging *Rearranging the words in someone elses sentence *Replacing *Replacing a few words of someone elses sentence *Taking out *Taking out a few words of someone elses sentence It is very important to realize that IS NOT putting it into your own words

13 Original: The Mountain Boomer, or Collard Lizard, is a pretty turquoise blue color except for its head and neck, which is bright yellow with black stripes along its neck. Notes: *also called Collard Lizard *blue body – *yellow/black striped upper body

14 curr390_guide.shtml teach-kids-plagiarism/#ixzz1IJjOsZYe y/index.cfm?subpage= sm.html Most of this powerpoint comes directly from these sites: Red Image plagiarism-find.htmlhttp://www.technologystation.net/2011/04/copyright-violation-and- plagiarism-find.html Fiat image

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