Quoting copyrighted works
When you use someone else's work in your own publications, you are obligated by both copyright law and academic integrity. Academic integrity demands proper attribution and citation, plus an effort not to distort the intent by quoting out of context. Copyright law demands more. If you are quoting a small amount of text, then it is likely "fair use" and legal, but if you are copying a large amount of text you will need to secure permission from the copyright owner (sometimes the person listed as the author, but more often the publisher to whom the author assigned copyright).
Check your (or a student's or collaborator's) work for accidental plagiarism. Use the Blackboard SafeAssign module.
[more material to be added here soon]