Chapter 7
 

PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

STEALING OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF 

 

Examples

Exercises

Exercises

EXERCISE W7-1

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a.  In the blue sidebar on the Examples page for this chapter, we've linked you to stories about several journalists who plagiarized. Click on one link and read the story there.

 

b.  Write a 250- to 400-word description of what their plagiarism was and why it was wrong. Write this in a way that would help a friend of yours understand plagiarism. 

 

EXERCISE W7-2

a. Think through Lambeth's five principles and how they relate to plagiarism. Write a 250- to 400-word description of your assessment.

EXERCISE W7-3

 

Let’s say you want to use a popular song as background music for a news video or some other video you post to your blog.

 

a.  Choose a copyrighted song.

 

b.  Read through the step-by-step process to try to gain copyright permission at Copyright Kids, from the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

 

c.  To the best of your ability, apply the step-by-step process to the song you've chosen.

 

d.  Write a 250- to 400-word discussion of the process, including both your successes and places where you were confused or hit dead ends.

 

EXERCISE W7-4

 

Read the “Set of principles in fair use for journalism,” from the Center for Media and Social Impact.

 

a.  Briefly summarize the limitations for using copyrighted material in news reporting or analysis.

 

b.  Briefly summarize the limitations for using copyrighted material in cultural reporting and criticism.

 

c.  Briefly summarize the limitations for using copyrighted material as a historical reference.