What is COPYRIGHT?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to authors of “original works of authorship.” This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other creative works. A copyright holder can prevent others from copying, performing or otherwise using the work without his or her consent (Legalzoom n.d.).
What’s the use of Copyright?
According to Snapper (1999), copyright piracy harms the copyright owner. The harm is almost always viewed as a crime against property. The most common harm is the victim’s loss of revenue from unauthorized copying, which is commonly called ‘theft’.
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What is PIRACY and PLAGIARISM?
Piracy is the infringement of a copyright, and plagiarism is the failure to give credit (Snapper 1999). In this advance digital world, the increasing use of Web-based electron publication has created new contexts for both piracy and plagiarism. We can access and download free songs, movies, software and information easily. What are the effects of Plagiarism? Based on the reading of Snapper (1999), plagiarism destroys the scholarly trails and causes significant harm to the scholarly effort itself.
What are the effects of Plagiarism? Based on the reading of Snapper (1999), plagiarism destroys the scholarly trails and causes significant harm to the scholarly effort itself. What’s the harm in plagiarism? There is no direct financial harm. And, given the strong tradition of refusing to grant property protection over ideas and information, it is unlikely that we would want to grant an author any financial interest in the uncopyrighted content of a paper. Perhaps there is an indirect financial harm to the author who fails to gain a reputation as ideas are taken without giving ‘due credit.’ The actual harm done by plagiarism is not harm to the author as much as harm to the reading public.
Legalzoom n.d, Copyrights Education Center, accessed 12/9/2012, http://www.legalzoom.com/copyrights-guide/copyrights-definition.html
Snapper, J 1999, On the Web, plagiarism matters more than copyright piracy, accessed 8/9/2012, http://www.springerlink.com/content/l215064qj8kk1331/