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Intellectual Property: Any product of human intellect that is protected by law from unauthorized use by others.

Copyright: Legal protection from exploitation for the authors of creative intellectual works such as books, articles, emails, and web-based information, photographs, art, graphics, music, and software.

Plagiarism: Occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.

Fair Use: Allows for copyrighted works to be used or reproduced without infringement on copyright for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.

Copyright and Fair Use

This video provides an overview of intellectual property, copyright and fair use, and uses the example of music sharing to explain these concepts.

Attribution: This video is attributed to Radford University, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and used with the embed code available from Vimeo. No part of this video is to be understood or represented as legal advice in any context whatsoever, nor does it represent any endorsement of the views in this video. The uses here are for educational purposes.

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