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Fire Science: Plagiarism & Copyright

A starting point for research in the field of fire science.


To plagiarize means to steal and pass off as one's own. (Webster's Third New International Dictionary)

Anna Maria College Student Handbook Excerpt

This excerpt from the 2013-2014 Anna Maria College Student Handbook can be found on page 71-72 under Section II - Code of Conduct; A. Standards of Academic Conduct.

The following actions, among others, constitute a violation of the Standards of Academic Conduct:


Intentional or accidental plagiarism in an academic exercise, which includes:

  • direct or literal copying of a source without proper attribution
  • paraphrasing of a source without proper attribution
  • resubmission of one’s work in another academic exercise without the knowledge of both instructors
  • submission of another’s work in whole or part with intent to deceive
  • falsifying research including practicum/internship hours

Plagiarism vs. Copyright


Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Copyright video on how to navigate copyright.

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States published by the Cornell Copyright Information Center.

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