Ethical Issues

Copyright/Plagiarism




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One of the main ethical issues involving information is copyright. Here is a pre-exercise to test your knowledge of copyright law.

  1. Everything on the Internet is freely available for anyone to download and/or copy for his/her own use.
    True
    False


















  2. An author must register a work to gain copyright
    True
    False

























  3. Taking someone's ideas and presenting them as your own is:
    intellectual property
    fair use
    plagiarism
    all of the above

























  4. It is legal for a student to copy software found in the campus computer labs
    True
    False

























  5. If a work does not have the copyright notice, it is not protected
    True
    False