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Copyright

The right to distribute, copy, or change an original work for a limited period of time. A state grants copyright to the creator of the work, but the creator may assign or sell the right. During the time the copyright persists, one must (with some exceptions) receive permission from the owner to publish or distribute the copyrighted material. After a certain period of time, any person may distribute the work without permission. See also: Public domain.

copyright

the legal ownership by persons or businesses of certain kinds of material, in particular original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work; sound recordings, films, broadcasts and cable programmes; the typographical arrangement or layout of a published edition; and computer programs. In the UK, the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT 1988 gives legal rights to the creators of copyright material so that they can control the various ways in which their work may be exploited. Copyright protection is automatic and there is no registration or other formality The 1988 Act gives copyright owners protection against unauthorized copying of such material in most cases for a period of 50 years. If copyright is infringed, the copyright owner (or assignee or licensee) may seek an injunction through the courts preventing further abuses, with offenders liable to pay unlimited damages/ fines and prison sentences in extreme cases. See BRAND.

copyright

the ownership of the rights to a publication of a book, manual, newspaper, etc., giving legal entitlement and powers of redress against theft and unauthorized publication or copying. See INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.

Copyright

The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work.
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Characteristically a solitary initiative that surfaces somewhat unpredictably and arises where least expected, plagiarism is an accelerating societal and worldwide trend.
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has lowered the number of plagiarism cases by introducing sanctions against students who violate the honour code.
This plagiarism is a breach of our fundamental responsibility to be honest with you," it wrote.
Therefore, if the assignment changes hands with student's replacing the earlier students' name with their own name, the names of each student involved in plagiarism will exist in the PRODUCTS table.
It is important for all involved to recognize that with the growth of digital publishing and the ever-increasing interconnectivity of the world, the paradigm of plagiarism has shifted.
Considering the scoring of "Never=1", "Rarely=2", "Sometimes=3", "Often=4", and "Always=5", we calculate the plagiarism score of students by using the mean of the 6 listed plagiarism activities.
The results presented by Devlin and Gray (2007) and Kidwell and Kent (2008) support the anecdotal belief of the authors that many students have little understanding of the concept of plagiarism and lack the requisite skills to paraphrase and reference properly.
But at the same time, we'd like to suggest that the very fluidity of sources and resources being shared in the contemporary world may require that we, as faculty, move beyond overly simplified views of what constitutes plagiarism and how to address it with our students.
A 1 August 2010 New York Times article focused on why plagiarism is so rampant among students, noting that the ease of capturing and pasting someone else's work is high on the list of reasons.
But it may also be redefining how students, who are used to music file-sharing and Wikipedia, understand the concepts of authorship and plagiarism.
In the current debate over how plagiarism should be defined, some attempted definitions [2] allude to the taking of literary property.