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Copyright Issues

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.

Copyright Issues

Resource Permission Templates for Teachers Live Internet Connection Required
Landmarks for Schools contains many valuable resources and ideas for harvesting raw materials from the internet, including these forms for obtaining permissions to use copyrighted materials.
An Introduction to Copyrights web/ copyintr.html Live Internet Connection Required
A useful guide to copyright issues that you can apply to all student projects.
Crash Course in Copyright IntellectualProperty/ cprtindx.htm Live Internet Connection Required
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 Live Internet Connection Required
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 legal.html Live Internet Connection Required
Useful information about copyright from a school Webmaster's point of view.
The Copyright Website Live Internet Connection Required
Provides practical and relevant copyright information of interest to all Internet users.

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