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Proper Citation

How to cite your sources and works of reference. Avoiding Plagiarism - a complete guide for ESL and EFL learners.
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Give credit where credit is due.

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citation

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Definition of citation by TheFreeDictionary.com
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A quoting of an authoritative source for substantiation.

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Famous Examples of Plagiarism and Cheating | The College of Saint Rose

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Kaavya Viswanathan - Sophomore Harvard University student Kaavya Viswanathan received much praise for her debut novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life. However, not long after the young author began to collect royalties for her work, it was revealed that she had plagiarized. More specifically, she cut-and-pasted whole sections of text from Megan F. McCafferty's novels Sloppy Firsts (2001) and Second Helpings (2003), as well as authors Sophie Kinsella, Salman Rushdie, and Meg Cabot. Viswanathan apologized for her "internalization" of other authors' language and the "inadvertent" copying which had occurred. As a result of her plagiarism, publisher Little Brown recalled the book and nixed plans to publish a sequel. Additional fallout from the scandal brought criticism of the publishing company, which was accused of bolstering the bright student’s ambitions.

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Plagiarize - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Definition of plagiarize from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
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To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

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Copyright, What's Copyright?

Music video clears up confusion about U.S. copyrights, defining copyright as a balance between owner's and user's rights. Song by Michael RobbGrieco and animation by Geoff Beatty.
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Education - Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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With the Internet, universal access to education is possible, but its potential is hindered by increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies. We at Creative Commons work to minimize these barriers, by providing free licenses and tools that anyone can use to share their educational materials with the world. Our licenses make textbooks, courses, and lesson plans easy to find, easy to share, and easy to customize and combine — helping to realize the full benefits of digital and print educational resources.

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Creative Commons license

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This page describes the term Creative Commons license and lists other pages on the Web where you can find additional information.
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Traditionalcopyright practices to define possibilities that exist between the standard "all rights reserved" full copyright and public domain "no rights reserved". 

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EdTechSandyK: Current Real-Life Examples for Discussing Copyright Ethics

EdTechSandyK: Current Real-Life Examples for Discussing Copyright Ethics | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
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A Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown who grew tired of the free but illegal downloading of his (and others') sheet music which occurs via the Internet. He decided to try a little experiment where he contacted individuals offering his sheet music for free and politely asked them to stop doing so. During the course of his experiment, Brown got into an involved email exchange/debate on the ethics of freely sharing copyrighted sheet music with one young teen, Eleanor. With Eleanor's permission he posted the entire thread of their interactions to his blog. The exchange is a rich source of insight both into the mind of the composer/copyright holder as well as the teen who does not see a problem with freely sharing someone else's music. The comments on the blog, which Brown had to cap at 159 so he could go on with his life, are also enlightening. I can see both the blog and the comments being good reading material in a class or course that covers copyright topics.

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Copyright - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Copyright - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary | Be Legal and Fair | Scoop.it
Definition of copyright from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
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The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work).

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