Since information can be so readily taken from countless sites
across the Internet, students must appreciate the importance of citing the sources of
their information. Proper citation of information sources allows the audience to determine
both the truth and the value of your information. Furthermore, there are important legal
copyright issues associated with students' unqualified uses of information.
By the way, if you do wish to use in your Web site a graphic,
picture, or paragraph from another Web site, current "Netiquette" dictates that
you ask permission before using it.
Fortunately, there are a number of very valuable resources on this
CD-ROM which will help guide you through this process, and links to many other resources
that will help you.
Permission Templates for Teachers
Landmarks for Schools contains many valuable resources and ideas for harvesting raw
materials from the internet, including these forms for obtaining permissions to use
Introduction to Copyrights
- http://www.advanced.org/thinkquest/ web/ copyintr.html
A useful guide to copyright issues that you can apply to all student projects.
- Crash Course in Copyright
- http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/ IntellectualProperty/ cprtindx.htm
An online course for educators that offers easy-to-understand guidelines
for fair use of others' copyrights and the creation, ownership and management of our own.
- Ten Big Myths About Copyright Explained
Informative approach to explaining ten common myths about copyright, such as, "If it
doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" and "If I don't
charge for it, it's not a violation."
- Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising out of Web Site Management
Useful information about copyright from a school Webmaster's point of view.
- The Copyright Website
Provides practical and relevant copyright information of interest to all Internet users.