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Copyright and Plagiarism
Copyright Guidelines - copyright law simplified and explained
"Copyright is a form of legal protection prohibiting others from copying one’s creative work without permission. A copyright is a property right. Copyright law grants the creator of an original work the exclusive rights for its use and distribution.
Plagiarism is an ethical violation resulting from failure to cite sources and engaging in the act of passing someone else’s work or ideas off as one’s own. This applies even if you have only copied a part, rather than the whole, of another’s work."*
*“Supporting the Future of Creativity since 1923.” Scholastic Art Writing Awards, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc., 2017, www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/copyright-and-plagiarism/.