Copyright and Plagiarism

intellectual property

the ownership of something you create, giving you a right to how others use it

copyright

legal protection that creators have over the things they create

license

a clear way to define the type of copyright creative work has so others know how they can use it

attribute

giving credit to the person who created something, such as listing the author's name and date, or a citation

plagiarism

using someone's creative work without providing attribution

paraphrase

to restate a spoken or written passage using different words.

plagiarise

to wrongfully and deliberately claim someone else's ideas or words as your own.

source

a person or thing that gives information.

cite

to quote something as an authority.

common knowledge

something known by most people.

credit

acknowledgement or praise given to a person or group for something that has been done.

integrity

the quality of being honest and moral; being true to your ideals or principles.

quotation mark

one of a pair of punctuation marks ("") used at the beginning and end of a piece of text to show what someone said or wrote word-for-word.

distribute

to share out

exclusive

not divided or shared with others

infringe

to violate

derivative works

works that are similar but slightly different

tangible

capable of being touched; real, concrete

sue

to take to court

fair use

the ability to use a small amount of someone's creative work without permission, but only in certain ways

parody

making fun of a work

public domain

Creative work that's not copyrighted and therefore free for you to use whenever you want.