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Glossary of Terms

  • Adaptation - Something that is changed so that it can be presented in another form
  • Attribution - To acknowledge the source of material used, i.e. where it was originally discovered
  • Embed - To make something an integral part of a website/document rather than linking out to it
  • Fair Dealing - This idea provides an exception to United Kingdom copyright law, in cases where the copyright infringement is for the purposes of non-commercial research or study, criticism or review, or for the reporting of current events
  • Intellectual Property Rights - These are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.
  • Personal responsibility - Humans are able to choose their own actions and are liable for any resulting consequences
  • Reprographic - the reproduction and duplication of documents, written materials, drawings, designs, etc., by any process making use of light rays or photographic means, including offset printing, microfilming, photography, office duplicating, and similar processes.
  • Typographical arrangement - The layout or physical presentation of a work