INFORMATION PROTECTION AND MISUSE

Copyright

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


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

Consequences

Discussion:

What are some of the consequences of

  1. Copyright infringement.
  2. Plagiarism

Answers:
Copyright:

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

Plagiarism:

  • 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.

Required reading:

http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism/

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