Sourabh has to prepare a project on “Digital India Initiatives”. He decides to get information from the Internet. He downloads three web pages (webpage 1, webpage 2, webpage 3) containing information on Digital India Initiatives. Which of the following steps taken by Sourabh is an example of plagiarism or copyright infringement? Give justification in support of your answer.
a) He read a paragraph on “Digital India Initiatives” from webpage 1 and rephrased it in his own words. He finally pasted the rephrased paragraph in his project.
b) He downloaded three images of “Digital India Initiatives” from webpage 2. He made a collage for his project using these images.
c) He downloaded “Digital India Initiative” icon from web page 3 and pasted it on the front page of his project report.
a) Any Literary work like Quotes, Story, and Article can be Intellectual property of someone, and using or modifying its specific part without attributing it to creator is an act of Plagiarism.
b) Downloading and Modifying someone’s image can be an act of Copyright Infringement because Images are mostly copyrighted and using these images are always violation of its creator’s rights.
c) Downloading and Modifying any icon can be an act of Copyright Infringement because icons are also images which are mostly copyrighted and using these images are always violation of its creator’s rights.