Copyright and Fair Use

What is the difference between Plagiarism and Copyright?

Plagiarism is using someone else's idea (usually written) without giving proper permission or credit for said idea -- a failure to site in satisfactory terms.

Copyright Infringement is using someone else's creative idea (song, video, movie clip, visual art, photograph, etc) without authorization or compensation.

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Plagiarism, the use of another's writing as one's own, is prohibited. The Student Handbook, p. 28, item 2, explains the penalties of such action. The complete text is available at:


All projects created in this major should follow appropriate copyright and fair use guidelines.

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