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An ethical digital user knows how to work with and use digital information responsibly. Not all materials available online are free to use or disperse. However, organizations such as Creative Commons are creating a set of best-practices for sharing resources ethically. Ethics in the digital world entail knowing when to ask to use or borrow information and how to cite the author(s) to give appropriate credit. Not citing sources or failing to give appropriate credit is considered to be a form of plagiarism. Additionally, ethics entails how the digital user should interact with others in the online environment.
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