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This project is intended for inclusion in the curriculum of the Undergraduate Information Competency Initiative at Cornell, created as a response to a growing national concern that today’s undergraduates do not possess core information competencies. To learn more about the initiative, go to


A great deal of information is currently available to students and faculty at Cornell on copyright issues like copyright law, the consequences of copyright infringement, and the use of peer-to-peer software. You may wish to refer to the Copyright Information Center for links to available resources, such as the Fair Use Checklist and a copyright decision tree.

Also available on the subject of copyright law:

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

As Rights Clash on YouTube, Some Music Vanishes By Tim Arango (Business / Media & Advertising | March 23, 2009) » This article reports on how some videos on YouTube are disappearing due to disagreements over fees for Warner Music's copyrighted works.

Available from The University Faculty, Academic Policies and Reports:

Cornell University IT Policy Office: Rights and Responsibilities

Harvey, G. (2008). Writing with sources: A guide for students (2nd Rev. ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Hackett.

Lester, J. D., & Lester, J. D. (2007). The essential guide: Research writing across the disciplines (4th ed.). New York: Longman.

Internet Security

Computer Security at Cornell » See especially chapter 5 (to page 28) and chapter 6 (to page 36).