Welcome to the Copyright LibGuide! This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice, nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
copy∙right \käp‐ē‐rīt\ n the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work).
Definition from Merriam‐Webster Online http://www.m‐w.com
Just because you are at an educational institution doesn't mean that you are free to use and share any available information...see the Fair Use section of this guide and contact the Copyright Officer for help assessing your Fair Use.
Crediting sources and, when necessary, obtaining permission to use resources is an important component of your scholarly work.
Plagiarism and copyright infringement are similar concepts but are not exactly the same. Using someone else's thoughts or ideas as your own without properly giving credit is plagiarism. It is your responsibility to understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.
Stephanie Towery JD MLIS
Texas State University
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San Marcos, Texas 78666-4684