Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time.


Plagiarism the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.



What are some of the consequences of

  1. Copyright infringement.
  2. Plagiarism


  • The infringer pays a dollar amount in damages and profits
  • A court can impound the illegal works
  • The infringer can go to jail


  • If copyright infringement occurs, dollar amounts in damages may be charged and possible jail time.
  • The plagiarized work can be destroyed.
  • If you are in school  you may get expelled or barred from writing exams.
  • Awards and grades due to plagiarized work may be revoked.
  • Can result in being fired from your job.
  • You may gain a reputation of being untrustworthy.

Homework and Portfolio Work:

Create a list of legal and ethical consequences for

  1. Copyright infringement
  2. Plagiarism

Complete the homework in your ICT Notebook.
Create a hand written copy of your homework for insertion into your IT portfolio.

This assignment will be marked.

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