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Manvir Gill

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Transcript of PLAGIARISM

PLAGIARISM (Copyright and Piracy)
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of taking another person's work and claiming it as one's own.
Plagiarism is extremely wrong since it is a form of cheating
When one takes information from a source, without rewarding it credit, that is plagiarism.
Plagiarism is stealing someone else's thoughts or ideas.
Taking without permission is plagiarism.
Ways to Avoid Piracy or Copyright Offense
Listing the sources used.
Offering credit to the individual who wrote the article.
Putting quotations around sentences, just as they were in the source.
Asking parents or teachers how to provide references, when unsure.
Being aware of which information came from which site.
Consequences of Plagiarism
There are various consequences of plagiarism such as:
A destroyed student reputation. Teachers will form a negative thought towards you.
If you are in a university, there are chances you will be kicked out. In fact, no college or university wants there name to be demolished by one who plagiarizes. Consequently, that individual will be rusticated immediately.
No companies, businesses or other occupations will hire one that has committed plagiarism. One's professional life will also be demolished.
If one plagiarizes someone else's material, the author has the right to fine the plagiarist. Some plagiarizing is a criminal offense. Thus, the legal repercussions can be extremely heavy.
If you plagiarize during school, you could form bad habits in the future such as cheating and stealing, comprehending these activities are okay.
Therefore, plagiarizing can leave a heavy scar on one's life.
Types of Plagiarism
There are different types of plagiarism:
Copy-pasting someone else's work, word for word.
Using cited sources and congregating information from sources without citation.
Without any changes, a great deal of information from a passage.
Obtaining various copy-paste information from random sources.
Accessing the central key points using ctrl-f = find.
Claiming wrong information comes from a specific source.
Proper citation but the passage contains little to no original work.
Citing Sources
Citing sources is extremely prominent.
Citation refers to offering references to those who used work from.
It is extremely important to cite sources so that people receive credit for their work.
Additionally, if someone desires to receive more information on your topic, they can visit your sources for the title, author, article's name, the published date, and the number of pages you borrowed.
Citation is useful to develop one's thought's or ideas.
Sometimes, one's ideas are better than the source's. Proper citation outlines your understanding.
Citation highlights the originality of one's work.
An individual needs to cite sources when paraphrasing, quoting, expressing someone else's ideas and specifically referencing someone else's work.
Cited Sources (MLA Citation)
REAL Examples of Piracy

Reasons for Copyright/Piracy Laws

Why is it important for students to know about copyright/piracy?

Copyright is a law which allows the author of a material of information to gain proprietorship over it.
With the right to copyright, one has the ability to reproduce his work, distribute work, and share work publicly.
Piracy, however, is a criminal offense, the exact opposite.
Piracy is the act or use of creating multiple copies of copyright material.
Difference Between Copyright and Piracy
Throw Plagiarism
Down The Trash!
Joel Tenebaum was charged $675, 000
for sharing thirty-one pirate songs.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes big record labels $220, 000 for music piracy.
A Minnesota woman is charged to has to pay 1.5 million dollars for downloading 24 songs in a high profile piracy case.
Xiang Li is fined $500, 000 and is going to federal prison for 20 years.

To claim jurisdiction over one's written material
To ensure no one's steal someone's materials
To help people of all age's to realize stealing is not appropriate
To allow ONLY the author to reproduce his copies.
To ensure no one attains credit for someone else's work
If copyright laws did not exist, students would put in little to no effort since they could easily access stories or information from various sites.
It is extremely important for students to know about copyright/piracy. This allows them to form better habits in the future. They learn it is exceedingly significant to earn according to your hard work. In the future, if they go to a university or college, they will not even think of doing such things. And, students comprehend the harsh consequences and fear to plagiarize in the future, especially if they go into professions, such as writers and journalists. Therefore, students' awareness about copyright and piracy permits a brighter future.
Try and visit various plagiarism checker websites before handing in any research report, project or any other assignment involving the use of internet or other sources. Websites, such as http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/, can definitely help.
Try paraphrasing in you spare time. This allows you to get used to it and paraphrasing more often, during research.
ALWAYS put down the website. Although this is considered "the lazy way", don't forget to jot down the website along with the author and the name of the article.
History of Copyright/Piracy
Copyright Law of Canada established the Copyright law in 1921. It was altered in 1988, 1997, and even 2012.
Piracy comes from the term, pirates, which means sea robbers. Piracy came to existence from 1620 to 1720.
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