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Learning Resources Center: Copyright and Plagiarism
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What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the copying of another’s work or ideas. Plagiarism is against R-CCC’s Student Code of Conduct and it is against the law to plagiarize in the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina Law § 14‑118.2
§ 14‑118.2. Assisting, etc., in obtaining academic credit by fraudulent means
" It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association to assist any student, or advertise, offer or attempt to assist any student, in obtaining or in attempting to obtain, by fraudulent means, any academic credit, grade or test score, or any diploma, certificate or other instrument purporting to confer any literary, scientific, professional, technical or other degree in any course of study in any university, college, academy or other educational institution."
"Academic dishonesty including cheating, taking or
acquiring possession of any academic material (test
information, research papers, notes, etc.) from a
member of the college staff or student body without
permission; receiving or giving help during tests;
submitting papers or reports prepared or written by
others as one’s own; i.e., plagiarism" (42).
As a student of RCCC, you must adhere to the student code of conduct.
What is Copyright?
Copyright is a set of rights granted to creators by the state. For a limited amount of time, these rights protect the creator against the copying, distribution or adaptation of his/her work in exchange for eventual public disclosure of the work.