Communication Services & Information Technology
University of California
Communication Services & Information Technology

So you want to write an ANR Publication . . .

Question

What's the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement, and how can I avoid them?

Answer

Plagiarism is using other people's original work without crediting them as the source. Copyright infringement, or copyright violation, is using copyrighted material without getting permission.

You can avoid plagiarism by always citing the source of any material you use that is not your own, such as data in a table, quotations, research conclusions, and the like.

You can avoid copyright infringement by getting permission from the copyright holder to use copyrighted materials.

This is a complex question, and these answers are only general guides. For more information, contact Steve Barnett or your editor at Communcation Services.

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Communication Services and Information Technology
Phone: (530) 750-1222
Email: swbarnett@ucanr.edu

Last Updated

February 5, 2010


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