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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Copyright is so important for the original creators of content! Copyright gives them the control over how it is used and makes sure that they are given credit for the information they have developed! I bet you wouldnt want some taking credit for something you have worked very hard on! Copyright Explained What is Copyright? "It's a form of protection given to the authors or creators of original works of authorship." But what kinds of things are covered by copyright? This is important to know when researchingfor projects online and in the library. You want to make sure that you are not plagiarizing other peoples intellectual property! So when you create something, do you have to register for a copyright? What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is stealing a person's ideas, creations, or writing and using them as your own. Is it ok if your friend stole your bike or the money you brought for Fridays pizza lunch?I didnt think so! It is important to think about other peoples ideas, creations, and writing inthis way even if you are putting their ideas intoyour own words. Ask your self Am I stealing?” But what if you wanted to use someone elses amazing work in an assignment!? Cite your Source! Always make sure you make it clear where the information camefrom! There are rules we need to follow when we are giving someone credit for their intellectual property! It is important to know these rules so you can source it correctly and legally. How to Cite... There are many ways to cite your information! One of the most common ways is to include a bibliography, which is a list of the sourcesyou used for an assignment. To do that, you'll need to know the author, the title, and the date it was published. By knowing these rules and using them correctly, you can enhance your own work and make sure that you are legally covered. Yes, even kids need to follow these rules! Copyright Protection Copyright exists automatically when an original work is created; however, registrationgives you a certificate that states that you are the owner, which can be used in courtas evidence of ownership. Wow this stuff is serious! It good to know that your work is protected instantly! What is Covered by Copyright? (2007). What is copyright?. Retrieved from Education Society. (2012). Your digital presence-copyright and teaching: the basics. Retrieved from Copyright applies to all original, dramatic, musical, artistic and literary works (including computer programs). It also applies to performances, communication signals and sound recordings. The Nemours Foundation. (2014). What is plagiarism? Retrieved from Education Society. (2012). Your digital presence-copyright and teaching: the basics. Retrieved from
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