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Ethics: Copyright, Plagiarism, and the Internet


Third revision: June 25, 2009
Original release: Jun 25, 2005
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Course Materials
Review all three lessons before completing the assessment.

Lesson 1: Copyright Law

Lesson 2: Plagiarism

Lesson 3: The Internet

Acknowledgment, References, and Additional Resources are provided below.

CME Credit

After reviewing all three lessons, you must complete the assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Complete Assessment

 

Acknowledgment
The authors wish to thank the Texas Heart Institute Journal for allowing us to quote passages from the journal to demonstrate proper paraphrasing, citation, and referencing. 

References

  1. US Copyright Office Information Circular. Available at
    www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1a.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  2. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Available at: www.icmje.org/. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  3. Business Information at Texas Heart Institute Journal. Available at www.texasheart.org/journal. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  4. Suber P, Letter to the U.S. Copyright Office. Available at www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  5. Rich L, The Fair Use Doctrine, Part 1. Available at
    www.publaw.com/work.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  6. Brinson D, Radcliffe M, Multimedia Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developers and Publishers. Menlo Park, CA: Ladera Press; 1994; 117.
  7. Tambert S, Can’t You Just Make Changes to a Picture to Get Around Copyright? Available at www.pdimages.com/modify.htm. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  8. Editor’s Advice on Image Manipulation, Office of Research Integrity Newsletter, 2004; 13-1:6. Available at
    ori.dhhs.gov/publications/newsletters.shtml. Accessed June 10, 2009. 
  9. Cooley D, Essays of Denton A. Cooley, MD; Reflections and Observations. 1st Edition. Austin TX: Eakin Press; 1984; 168.
  10. Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services, Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. Available at
    www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  11. Duke University Libraries, Plagiarism: Its Nature and Consequences. Available at www.library.duke.edu/research/citing/plagiarism.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  12. Gibaldi J, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th edition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America; 1999; 30.
  13. Higgins M, Ohri L, Scheirton L, Malone P, Dash A, Plagiarism. 2001 Available at spahp2.creighton.edu/currentstudents/StudentServices/plagiarism.pdf.
    Accessed June 10, 2009.
  14. Fujiwara H, Sugano T, Someya T, Repair of Postintarction Ventricular Septal Rupture, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2004;31(1):69.
  15. Brinson D, Radcliffe M, Multimedia Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developers and Publishers. Menlo Park, CA: Ladera Press; 1994; 85.
  16. Swanson M, Pseudomonas Mediastinitis at the Aortic Cannulation Site, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2004;31(1):110.
  17. Glezen WP, Control of Influenza, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2004;30(1):41.
  18. Slater EE, Industry and Government Perspective in Influenza Control, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2004;30(1):43.
  19. Duke University Libraries, Plagiarism: Its Nature and Consequences. Available at library.duke.edu/research/citing/plagiarism.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  20. US Copyright Office Information Circular. Available at
    www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1a.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  21. Livesay JL, Messner GN, Vaughn WK, Milestones in the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Denton A. Cooley, MD and the Texas Heart Institute. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2005;32(2):130-4.
  22. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition. Washington DC, American Psychological Association. 2001; 117.
  23. The Copyright Crash Course, Using Materials from the Internet: What are the Rules? Available at www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/useofnet.htm. Accessed June 10, 2009.
  24. Duke University Libraries, Plagiarism: Its Nature and Consequences Available at library.duke.edu/research/citing/plagiarism.html. Accessed June 10, 2009.

Additional Resources

Iverson C, et al. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th Edition. New York; Oxford University Press, 2007.

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Available at www.icmje.org/. Accessed June 10, 2009.


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