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Watchful, Wary and Wise - Be Smart Online: Plagiarism, Copyright & Free Resources

Learning how to behave appropriately and responsibly online, stay safe and create a positive personal profile are skills that everyone needs to develop


Plagiarism is copying someone else's work and pretending you wrote it or created it.

Plagiarism is actually stealing, and is regarded very seriously at university.

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Research & Plagiarism

This is a great example by Anne Robinson of the Dixie Grammar School Library, which teaches about research, plagiarism and citing references.
(Permission given for re-use)

Types of Plagiarism

Direct plagiariam - copying something word for word without citing the source.

Self-plagiarism - re-using an assignment you wrote for another class.

Accidental or unintentional plagiarism - not citing your sources properly.

Collusion - claiming credit for work someone else did for you.

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Fair Use & Copyright

This video about fair use from the Temple Media Education Lab specifically relates to the USA, however it still has very useful gudelines for everyone.

A Fair(y) Use Tale

This is a humorous compilation of Disney clips, outlining the basics of copyright.