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02/05/2003
Internet Plagiarism, Copyright Issues Are Subjects of Satellite Events At Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Digital copyright issues and Internet plagiarism are the subjects of two upcoming satellite conferences hosted by Hudson Valley Community College. Both events are free and open to the public.

"Copyright Issues Online" will be downlinked to the Hudson Valley campus, Thursday, February 20, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hudson Valley will be one of several sites around the country for the conference, which will feature a panel of legal and academic experts, and will examine the new federal TEACH Act. Also discussed will be the continuing use of the "fair use" provision in resolving copyright issues in online courses.

For more information on the satellite teleconference, go to www.pbs.org.

"Cheating and Plagiarism Using the Internet" will be downlinked to the Hudson Valley campus, Thursday, April 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The instant availability of vast amounts of information on the Internet has made it easier for students to "cut and paste" their way to a finished essay, and to locate and buy ready-made term papers. This event will show educators how technology can empower them to detect plagiarism and cheating using Internet-based detection services. Even more importantly, participants will learn how to carefully structure assignments to avoid student plagiarism.

For more information on the satellite teleconference, go to www.pbs.org/als/programs/crcd0100.htm#program3.

The events are part of the college's Office of Academic Services instructional series. To register for either of these free events, go to www.hvcc.edu/workshops/register.html. Those wishing to receive participant materials for the February 20 event should register by February 14.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training.