Exercises

EXERCISE W7-1

 

Link to Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab's exercises in how to avoid plagiarism and do the following:

 

a. Identify which passages require more thorough citations.

 

b. Identify three passages that do not require further citations and explain why not.

 

EXERCISE W7-2

 

Link to Indiana University’s “How to recognize plagiarism” practice, and do the following:

 

a.  Answer 1-10.

 

b.  For each of your answers, include a sentence or two about why you chose A or B.

 

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c.  Briefly summarize the limitations for using copyrighted material as a historical reference.

 

 

Chapter 7
 

PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

STEALING OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF 

 

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Exercises