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Student Copyright Resources

As a student, you need to understand copyright basics, both in the classroom (when creating presentations and research papers, for example) and at home (when sharing movies and music). Using someone else's published—or unpublished—work without proper citation can lead to charges of plagiarism, earn you a failing grade, or get you kicked out of school, seriously harming or ending your academic career. The internet makes accessing others' work easy. So you need to be aware of what is covered by copyright and how to properly use and cite material in your own creations.

Another big problem is illegally sharing copyrighted works like movies or music, which can lead to big civil (monetary) or criminal penalties.

Common misconceptions abound about what copyright does or does not protect or permit, and what the penalties are for copyright violation. The best way to protect yourself is to know how copyright works, act honorably, and keep within the rules.

Plagiarism and citation

General copyright information

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Information Technology Services (ITS) serves as UNCG's agent for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is primarily concerned with digital and online copyright violations (software piracy, music sharing, etc.).

UNCG copyright and electronic resources policies

 

Disclaimer: This site presents copyright guidelines and resources but should not be considered legal advice.