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Information about Copyright, Plagiarism & Acceptable Use

Unauthorized distribution of intellectual property, including peer-to-peer file sharing, constitutes copyright infringement, and could be subject to college disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties, including fines. Please review the Responsible Use of COTC Computing and Network Resources Policy for additional information with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.

Copyright Help Center: check out the Copyright Help Center at OSU Libraries for information on copyright basics, fair use, plagiarism, and author's rights.

Copyright basics form the US Copyright Office:: Read information presented by the US Copyright Office.

What Is Copyright?: A useful overview of copyright basics.

OhioLink and EJC Acceptable Use Policy: for information about authorized use of OhioLink and EJC.

Purdue OWL~ Avoiding Plagiarism: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.