Copyright and Plagiarism Guidelines For Students
1) You may make one photocopy of any page that you need to help complete assigned schoolwork. You are not allowed to make copies of the copies or to sell them. You may keep them as long as you like.
2) You may use copies as described above, but you may not modify the material or display the material for any reason other than your class work.
3) You may use copyrighted material to assist with your schoolwork, but you must credit the author or contributor if you use that person's ideas. If you use the author's words, you must put them in quotation marks. If you do not do this, you have plagiarized. Plagiarism is wrong! (To avoid plagiarism, summarize and paraphrase. Do not use information word for word. Summarizing and paraphrasing does not exclude you from crediting the author or contributor in a bibliography.)
4) You need to have written permission from the copyright holder if you use copyrighted material outside of the classroom. This includes graphics-cartoon characters, pictures, logos, etc.
5) You may NOT copy computer software, audio tapes, videotapes, or any other audiovisual media that is copyright protected.
6) The information you get from school computers may only be used for class work or personal research.
7) You must acknowledge the source of any information you use in your schoolwork in an appropriate footnote or bibliographic format. Using another person's intellectual work without crediting that person(s) is plagiarism; it is wrong.
Violation of the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines is illegal.