Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Bacone College takes the protection of intellectual property seriously, whether it that of a student, of a faculty member, or of a source outside the Bacone College Community. All concerns related to the violation of copyright and trademark law are referred to administration. Students are exposed to concepts that tie in to plagiarism throughout their academic career and are offered additional workshops and other opportunities outside the classroom to improve their understanding of this important legal principle.
Copyright infringement (also piracy) is the use of any work protected by copyright law without permission where such permission is required.
Plagiarism is the copying another person’s ideas and misrepresentation of those ideas as one’s own work. Plagiarism can lead to expulsion from an institution of higher education and cause permanent damage to a student’s professional reputation. Even cases of accidental plagiarism are investigated by schools and can lead to serious consequences.
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