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Plagiarism & Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property

What is Intellectual Property?

A body of law and a collective term referring to products of the mind—developed through human ingenuity and creativity—which have potential commercial value.

Four sub-areas of Intellectual Property:

  1. Patents
  2. Trademarks
  3. Trade secrets
  4. Copyright

From Intellectual Property lecture by  Dr. Kip Currier 

What is Fair Use?

Fair use is a limitation & exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work.  To determine whether a copyrighted work is being used under the fair use exception use the PANE test.

Purpose, Amount, Nature, and Effect

Is the purpose of your project non profit and instructional?

Is the amount reasonable to obtain the learning objectives?

Is the nature of the use related to factual rather than creative use of the source?

Is the effect of your use potentially damaging to the future marketability of this source?

Fair(y) Use Tale