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So far, we've covered the dangers of plagiarism and some ways to avoid plagiarism, through proper citation, paraphrasing, and quoting.
There's just one section left to go... copyright.
When a student plagiarizes, he may violate not only LCSC's Student Code of Conduct, but the federal copyright law, as well.
Copyright is the legal protection that the federal government gives to the works of creative people. Generally speaking, this protection lasts until 70 years after the author's death. Then the material passes into the public domain.
It is legal to copy and/or perform materials that are in the public domain, but if you use them in your research papers, you still need to provide citations.
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