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This website neither contains nor constitutes legal advice. If you require legal advice, please consult your attorney. The Emerson College Library is not responsible for the content of those websites to which this research guide links.

This is Emerson College's page about Fair Use and how it applies to faculty use of copyrighted work in the physical and virtual classroom.

This site is meant to be a stepping stone to assist faculty judgment as to what is lawful versus what is potential infringement.

Copyright @ Emerson

Exceptions for Instructors


Emerson College Plagiarism Policy
Updated and approved by Faculty Assembly, October 2005

Plagiarism Statement for Syllabi
From the Academic Affairs website

Writing and Academic Resource Center
Offers instruction on summarizing, paraphrasing, and citing sources.

Academic Misconduct Guidelines
Academic misconduct includes traditional textual plagiarism and its manifestations, including self-plagiarism, falsifying work or academic records, cheating, substitution of work or the work of another, actively participating in or condoning these activities with others, appropriating creative works of art in whole or part(images, sounds, lighting designs, audio tracks, scripts, etc).


Resources for Faculty