Archive for October, 2011
Intellectual property is a creation that comes from a person’s mind. It consists of things such as songs, poetry, symbols, phrases, and other designs. Patents and copyrights fall under the jurisdiction of the United States Government while trademark issues are sometimes handled by some state offices. According to the laws, the creator of such works has exclusive rights to the material. No one else shall be allowed to alter, steal, or use such material without making some sort of payment to the owner.The full explanation can be found at http://walterips.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/op-ed-media-colombian-law-sets-dangerous-precedent/ If anyone does such without his or her permission, Read the rest of this entry »
Teachers have a harder time than most people with the issue of plagiarism because it’s so hard for them to tell what their kids are actually learning and what they’re just quoting from direct tv . If you’re a teacher and you’re worried about plagiarism in your classroom take the following steps.
Have Them Sign: Put forth an honor code to your students that they sign stating they will take a failing grade if they are caught plagiarizing. Have a zero tolerance policy on this issue and when the second Read the rest of this entry »