Legal and ethical issues go beyond properly citing sources and plagiarism. Researchers should also understand issues related to privacy, security, censorship, and freedom of speech, as well as have an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use.
Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates by Adrian Johns
Call Number: 346.048 J658p
Piracy explores the intellectual property wars from the advent of print culture in the fifteenth century to the reign of the Internet in the twenty-first. Written with a historian's flair for narrative and sparkling detail, the book swarms throughout with characters of genius, principle, cunning, and outright criminal intent.
The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Call Number: 338.761 V128g
Examines the ways we have used and embraced Google--and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. He exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much-touted Google Book Search. He assesses Google's global impact, particularly in China, and explains the insidious effect of Googlization on the way we think.
The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-free Writings, Music, Art & More by Stephen Fishman
Call Number: 346.730482 F5378p
The first book of its kind, The Public Domain is the definitive guide to the creative works that are not protected by copyright and can be copied freely or otherwise used without paying permission fees.The book explains step-by-step how to recognize when a work is in the public domain and lists hundreds of resources, such as websites, libraries and archives, useful for locating public domain works.
Principles of Academic Honesty
- When you say you did the work yourself, you actually did it.
- When you rely on someone else’s work, you cite it. When you use their words, you quote them openly and accurately, and you cite them, too.
- When you present research materials, you present them fairly and truthfully. That’s true whether the research involves data, documents, or the writing of other scholars.
by Charles Lipson (2004)
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