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Copyright and Plagiarism

Copyright is a form of protection given to authors of creative works like music, movies, books, and photographs. Chances are, if you are using material that you did not create yourself, it's copyrighted. The unauthorized use of copyrighted material is considered infringement — a violation. 

Copyright infringement and plagiarism are different concepts entirely. Plagiarism is claiming that you are the author of someone else's work. Copyright infringement is using someone else's work without their permission (and outside the boundaries of fair use). It is your responsibility to understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it. The following resources offer some information and guidance

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