Welcome to the Copyright LibGuide! This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice, nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
copy∙right \käp‐ē‐rīt\ n the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work).
Definition from Merriam‐Webster Online http://www.m‐w.com
Just because you are at an educational institution doesn't mean that you have a free license to use any available information...check the Fair Use section of this guide for more information.
Crediting sources and obtaining permission to use resources (when necessary) is an important component of your scholarly work.
Copyright and the Book: Authors, Publishers and the Public Interest - a panel discussion on how the book brings together the interests of all these parties as well as the need for copyright law reform: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Copyrighta&showFullAbstract=1
Plagiarism and copyright infringement are often associated with each other but are not the same. Using someone else's thoughts or ideas as your own without properly giving credit is plagiarism. It is your responsibility to understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.
Resources on Plagiarism:
Penn State Guide to Avoiding Plaigiarism