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JHHS Library: Copyright & Plagiarism Information

Understanding Copyright

"Copyright and Fair Use Animation" by Common Sense Media

Video by Common Sense Education, 2014

What is Plagiarism?

In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism        

1. submitting someone else’s text as one’s own or attempting to blur the line between one’s own ideas or words and those borrowed from another source, and

2. carelessly or inadequately citing ideas and words borrowed from another source.

Council of Writing Program Administrators

The Plagiarism Spectrum identifies 10 types of plagiarism. 

Video by, 2018