Copyright and Plagiarism Information

Copyright Websites

Copyright Guidelines for Educators

This website gives helpful information about how to go about using resources and follow the copyright laws.
https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf

U.S. Copyright

The United States Copyright Office, and the position of Register of Copyrights, were created by Congress in 1897. The Register directs the Copyright Office as a separate federal department within the Library of Congress, under the general oversight of the Librarian, pursuant to specific statutory authorities set forth in the United States Copyright Act. Earlier in the Nation’s history, from 1870-1896, the Librarian of Congress administered copyright registration (at that time mostly books) directly, and earlier still, from 1790-1896, U.S. district courts were responsible for doing so. Today, the Copyright Office is responsible for administering a complex and dynamic set of laws, which include registration, the recordation of title and licenses, a number of statutory licensing provisions, and other aspects of the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. By statute, the Register of Copyrights is the principal advisor to Congress on national and international copyright matters, testifying upon request and providing ongoing leadership and impartial expertise on copyright law and policy.
https://www.copyright.gov/

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

A guide on how to avoid plagiarism
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/plagiarism/

 

Plagiarism.org

A website dedicated to helping define plagiarism and how to avoid it and cite resources properly.
http://www.plagiarism.org/