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Don't Steal Copyrighted Stuff!

Avoiding Plagiarism and Illegal Internet Downloading

Series: Prime (Middle/Senior)

By Ann Graham Gaines Rodriguez

Author Ann Graham Gaines explains how to put together a great report—without plagiarizing or illegally downloading copyrighted materials! From giving proper credit for other people’s words and ideas, to obtaining the proper permission to use photos, art, music, and videos from the Internet, Gaines shows readers how to avoid these common problems associated with researching and writing reports.

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"The text/content is easy to understand . . . a much needed topic . . . a topic that needs to be taught in schools at all levels."

Erie 2–Chautauqua–Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services, March 2012

"Plagiarism and illegal downloading of materials from the internet are well covered in this text."

Southern Maine Library District, February 12, 2008

"Every student should be required to read this . . . Librarians and teachers who are looking for explanations of copyright and plagiarism and illustrative examples will find this book to be a good resource."

Library Media Connection, March 2008

" . . . one of the most important books young people might ignore . . . Gaines tackles the slippery slopes of plagiarism and illegal Internet downloading in readable and understandable fashion . . . The book concludes with a concludes with a discussion of downloading; fair use of video, software, and other media; how to secure permissions; and how to protect one's own material."

Booklist, April 1, 2008

"This well-researched, readable guide should be part of the curriculum in every secondary school. From public domain to protection of personal work, this book effectively describes copyright law and explains why adherence helps people safeguard their creativity . . . An especially helpful and readable section covers fair use . . ."

Children's Literature

". . . a good guide for students doing research and should be part of the high school curriculum as it covers many subject areas."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, May 19, 2008

"The author has done an excellent job of explaining the intricacies and pitfalls of the various aspects of copyright infringement and plagiarism . . . The flow and balance of both the text and visuals are integrated to present a very stimulating book for both young and reluctant readers . . . The text of this book is quite complete and very well written . . . a good book for middle school and high school readers."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2008

"This book gives clear and accurate information on what is legal and what is wrong. It has good definitions and examples . . . This book will be valuable to teachers who want to talk to students about copyright, plagiarism, and fair use, and for students doing research on the topic or wanting to know what is allowed."

Catholic Library World, September 2008

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