This book is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks—from logos to novels to drug formulae—and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three graphmain forms of US federal intellectual property—trademark, copyright and patent—but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States. The book is intended to be a textbook for the basic Intellectual Property class, but because it is an open coursebook, which can be freely edited and customized, it is also suitable for an undergraduate class, or for a business, library studies, communications or other graduate school class. Each chapter contains cases and secondary readings and a set of problems or role-playing exercises involving the material. The problems range from a video of the Napster oral argument to counseling clients about search engines and trademarks, applying the First Amendment to digital rights management and copyright or commenting on the Supreme Court's rulings on gene patents.
In this video, the librarian from the University Librarian of the University of Hong Kong talk about Turnitin. Turnitin is an online text matching software. It offers originality checking on student papers for proper citation or potential plagiarism.
In this video, Mr Peter Sidorko, the University Librarian of the University of Hong Kong explain the importance of academic integrity. Students are expected to conduct themselves honesty and with integrity. One of the key responsibilities is to assure to credit the materials used to develop the ideas and academic work properly and avoid plagiarism.