Citation & Copyright

Are you aware of what current copyright laws say?

Do you know what it means to practice ethical behavior on the Internet?

As citizens, it is our responsibility to use information ethically and legally.  When we use information that is not our own, it is necessary to properly cite the source and follow the copyright and fair use guidelines.  In fact, it is the law.  This applies to information that we obtain from books, music, websites, and more.  We are to give credit where credit is due.  

Review the websites below to learn:

  • How to be a responsible user of information, whether for school or personal use.
  • How to properly cite a resource.
  • How to protect and license your personal work. 

"Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching."  ~Dennis Janson



Copyright Basics:

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers:

Copyright Kids:

Copyright Explained (video):

Creative Commons:


EasyBib. Write Smart:

Please Don't Cheat:

Taking the Mystery out of Copyright:

What is Plagiarism?: