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Copyright & Intellectual Property

University policy

Academic honesty is essential to the intellectual life of the university. Thus, academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, is a basis for disciplinary action. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the faculty member makes an academic judgment about the student’s grade on that work and in that course and reports all incidents to the provost for disciplinary action. More about academic honesty »


Plagiarism is one of many forms of academic dishonesty. Academic plagiarism occurs when a scholar presents another person's ideas, writing, research or other work as his or her own without attributing the source. Mizzou offers guidelines and resources for avoiding and addressing plagiarism.

Copyright and intellectual property

Copyright covers original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression. Some exceptions to copyright law can be made when reproduction of materials falls under public domain, fair use or the TEACH Act.

Copyright resources

Intellectual property resources