Plagiarism, Copyright, and Fair Use


:  to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own  : use (another’s production) without crediting the source


:  the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work)

Fair Use

:  a legal doctrine that portions of copyrighted materials may be used without permission of the copyright owner provided the use is fair and reasonable, does not substantially impair the value of the materials, and does not curtail the profits reasonably expected by the owner

Source citation: Merriam-Webster Dictionary . (n.d.). Retrieved May 17, 2017, from

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