Teaching about Plagiarism but not Copyright?
Plagiarism: is the act of taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own without giving credit/citation to the original creator.
Copyright: is the exclusive right given to the creator of a creative work. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form
If you use someone else’s creative work, like music, photographs, or illustrations, it can be illegal. You can possibly be breaking copyright and/or trademark laws.
Here are two recent articles about legal action taken on schools
for breaking copyright laws:
Houston school sued for copyright infringement
German school sued photo copyright
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