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Copyright resources

A resource for faculty, staff, and students about copyright and fair use.

Plagiarism or copyright violation?

  • Plagiarism is taking someone else's ideas or work and claiming that they are yours. Plagiarism is not against the law. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty.  Learn about the consequences of plagiarism in the CCC Student Handbook.
  • A copyright violation is using work that is under copyright without permission. Copyright violations are against the law. Copyright violations are also a form of academic dishonesty. Learn how to avoid violating copyright law by reviewing CCC Library’s Fair Use Checklist. Learn about the consequences of violating copyright on the US Copyright Office’s website.

Summarize, paraphrase, and quote

Learn how to avoid plagiarism by correctly summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting sources.

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