Don't Steal Copyrighted Stuff!

Author Ann Graham Gaines explains how to put together a great report, without plagiarizing or illegally downloading copyrighted materials. From giving proper credit for other people's words and ideas, to obtaining the proper permission to use photographs, art, music, and videos from the Internet, Gaines shows readers how to avoid these common problems associated with researching and writing reports.

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Opening with a recounting of the 2006 plagiarism of Kaavya Viswanathan's novel that was withdrawn by the publisher, this book discusses a timely topic of interest to librarians and teachers. The first three chapters explain just what plagiarism is, the types of plagiarism, and what copyright and fair use are. Two chapters explain how to find sources, take notes properly, and construct a project or paper using proper citations in MLA format. Three chapters explain fair use of photos, music and sound, video, computer software, and other media in any type of project. The ending chapters explain how to get permissions to use others' materials, and how students can protect their own creations. Every student should be required to read this, and I know several teachers and administrators who should read it too. Librarians and teachers who are looking for explanations of copyright and plagiarism and illustrative examples will find this book to be a good resource. While it does talk about putting together a project, it is not a complete research paper guide. Bibliography. Glossary. Web sites. Index. Recommended., Library Media Connection March 2008
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2861-6
Author: Ann Graham Gaines
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades 9-10
Interest Level: Grades 9-12+
Dewey: 808
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Full-Color Photographs, Illustrations