Copyright Resources for the Dissertation Author
- Cornell Copyright Information Center
- Cornell University, Copyright Policies
- Cornell University, Copyright Management for Authors and Faculty
- Cornell University Library, Copyright Consulting
Public Domain and Fair Use Resources
- Peter Hirtle, "Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States"
- Visual Resources Association: “Statement On The Fair Use Of Images For Teaching, Research, And Study” (2011)
- Center for Social Media, American University, Fair Use practice statements (for Scholarly Communication, Documentary Filmmaking, Image Use, Online Videos, and others)
- Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011)
- Chicago Manual of Style, chapters 4.69-4.87.
Copyright and Dissertations
- UMI, "Dissertation and Master's Theses Traditional Publishing Agreement" PDF
- UMI, “Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis” PDF
- Kenneth Crews, “Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities" PDF
Repositories, Open Access Publishing, and Data
- Cornell's Digital Repository, eCommons
- Cornell University Library Guide: Open Access Publishing
- Cornell University Cornell Data Services (CDS)
- Public Access Policies for Publications: Compliance Support at Cornell
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- SHERPA/RoMEO (publisher copyright and self-archiving policies)
- SPARC Author Rights and the Author Addendum
- Creative Commons licenses
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According the Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences "Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism" tutorial, "Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the words or ideas of others." Often plagiarism is not recognized as such, but that doesn't help if you run of the Code of Academic Integrity!
"All of the following are considered plagiarism:
- turning in someone else’s work as your own
- copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
- failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
- giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
- changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
- copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on “fair use” rules"
-from the "Handout on Plagiarism and Citation", originally created by Turnitin.com and modified by Medha Devare for educational use