Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as means of commodity, education, influence, and of negotiating and understanding the world. The flow of information through systems of production and dissemination is affected by legal, sociopolitical, and economic interests.
Consider ethical use of information Give credit to original ideas Avoid plagiarism
Be aware of copyright infringement/material license
Learning Outcomes (Using information responsibly)
Identify publication practices and their related implications for how information is accessed and valued
Recognize that intellectual property is a legal concept that is socially constructed according to different professions or other communities
Give credit to the original ideas of others through attribution and/or formal conventions
Manage personal and academic information online with an understanding of the commodification of that information