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New York Automotive & Diesel Institute LIBRARY: Copyright and Plagiarism

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COPYRIGHT VIOLATION OR PLAGIARISM?

New York Automotive and Diesel Institute strongly prohibits plagiarism and copyright infringement.  In order to avoid possible penalties for either of these acts, it is necessary to understand what they are and how to protect yourself.

Both plagiarism and copyright infringement are theft of intellectual property.  Plagiarism occurs when the theft is not used publicly (published or disseminated to an audience) and can lead to loss of grades, student status, a degree, or a job or career.  

Make sure to cite all sources used and include a bibliography with any research project.  On this page are programs that will help you cite properly.  

Links to copyright law are in the box on the left below.

COPYRIGHT

The  link  above from the US Copyright Office explains the law and its applications.  Be aware that violations are punishable by fines and/or prison sentences.

FREE CITATION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY PROGRAMS

What is a citation?  How do I create one?  The following programs will help you to formulate correct citations for books, magazines and newspapers, websites, pictures and other graphics, and every other form of document.  Try them out and choose the one just right for you.  

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism includes all copyright infringements as well as ethical violations of educational policies.  Plagiarism has resulted in loss of credit, diplomas, certifications, and careers.  Cases have included elected and appointed government officials, published authors, journalists, and graduates of major universities.  

To avoid plagiarism remember to:

Use original ideas

Give credit (Cite all sources and add bibliography)

Interpret and paraphrase information from reading

Don't use graphics that are not original or in the public domain.

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