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Plagiarism

Images

You might think to yourself that it is okay to use an image you found on the internet for your assignment.

Did you know that you may need to cite that image or it can be considered plagiarism?  These popular activities are considered plagiarism:

  • Making a video using footage from others' videos or using copyrighted music as part of the soundtrack.
  • Copying media (especially images) from other websites to paste them into your own papers or websites.
  • Composing a piece of music that borrows heavily from another composition. 
  • Performing another person's copyrighted music. (i.e., playing a cover)

These tend not to fall  under the Creative Commons License. Which is essentially open access photos, meaning anyone can use them.

However, images should always be cited.

 

Information directly from Plagarism.org

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that is trying to create more creative works (i.e., images) that are available for others to use and share legally.

Not all images you see online or in books are freely available for you to use, you made need to verify the licensing.

Resources

Here is a short list of some resources where you can find open access images.