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Intellectual Property

A guide to understanding the different types of Intellectual Property (Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets)

How to Avoid Plagiarizing

Don't claim the ideas or the works of others as your own, no matter the format. Here is a brief, clear list. 

  • Words or ideas presented in a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, website, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other medium
  • Information you gain through interviewing or conversing with another person, face to face, over the phone, or in writing
  • When you copy the exact words or a unique phrase
  • When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, pictures, or other visual materials
  • When you reuse or repost any digital media, including images, audio, video, or other media

‚ÄčPurdue Writing Lab. “Is It Plagiarism? // Purdue Writing Lab.” Purdue Writing Lab, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/using_research/avoiding_plagiarism/is_it_plagiarism.html.