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All members of the NSC community are expected to adhere
to the provisions of the United States Copyright Law and to take responsibility for copyright compliance

What is Copyright?
A form of protection provided by federal law that covers any original work of authorship, published or unpublished.

What is Fair Use?
A principle of federal copyright law which provides exemptions in the case of commentary and criticism.

Check the NSC Library Copyright Libguide for full descriptions, resources, and tools on copyright issues.
There is also a Seattle Colleges District copyright policy.
What is Plagiarism?
The verbatim dopying of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another author and representing them as one's own original work.

Check the NSC Library Plagiarism Libguide for full descriptions, resources, and tools on plagiarism.


Copyright NEWS Bulletin Board
Did you know...?
Copyright only protects expressions in a fixed
, so ideas that have
not been recorded (even if
talked about with another person), such as
improvisational speeches
or performances that have
not been written down
or recorded are
NOT protected.