Knowing Protection of Intellectual Contents in Digital Era

Knowing Protection of Intellectual Contents in Digital Era

Priyanka Vishwakarma (Banaras Hindu University, India) and Bhaskar Mukherjee (Guru Ghasidas University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6433-3.ch109
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Abstract

New technological innovations have made the publishing of ideas easy, while maintaining protection of the published content has become a concerning issue. Plagiarism is an emerging issue in the digital era. The intention of writing this chapter is to explore various tools and projects that enable an author to know: 1) that their work is original; 2) The best possible options to maintain rights on intellectual work; 3) the publishers' policies while archiving your document in an institutional repository; and 4) the ethics of publishing. To handle such issues, the authors identify ways to avoid plagiarism and mention the use of anti-plagiarism software. Attempts are also made to explore how far a scholarly work can be treated under the periphery of “fair use.” The various derivatives of creative commons are also explained regarding copyright issues in the digital era. The essence of projects like SHERPA/RoMEO and COPE are also discussed.
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Intellectual Property And Plagiarism

One of the greatest problems of ‘sudden increase’ of information causes information explosion, which made it very difficult to judge right information for right users at right time. The very common reason for enormous information explosion may be due to empowerment of every person to create and publish new ideas, thoughts etc. When human being created such ideas using their intellect for the benefit of society, then it is called intellectual property. According to World Intellectual Property Right Organization (WIPO) “intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.”

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