The Use of Material in Web Pages
You should assume that materials you find on the Web are copyrighted unless a disclaimer or waiver is expressly stated. You may not place any materials owned by others, i.e. copyrighted works, on your Web page(s) without the expressed permission of the copyright owner. (Examples: graphic images from other Web pages, articles, video, audio, photographs, software, or images scanned from published works). You may include short quotations of text provided you identify in an obvious way (e.g., in a footnote) the author and the work from which the quotation is taken. If you want to include something from another Web page in one of your Web pages, then link to it rather than copy it.
The occurrence of plagiarism on your Web page is subject to the same sanctions as apply to plagiarism in any other media. Images in the NSU Graphics repository may be used on Web pages without permission. Clip art images provided with licensed software may be used if permitted in the license agreement for such software. You may not place any pictures or videos of people on a Web page without the expressed permission of the people in the picture or video. Every person has a right to privacy which includes the right to restrict the use of his/her own image. In addition, the picture or video may be protected by copyright.
If you have received formal permission to use material owned by another, place the following notice on the page that contains the copied material:
Copyright 1997 by (name of the copyright owner). Used with permission.
Although a copyright notice is not required to assert your rights to your own original material, you may want to include a minimal notice of copyright in a Web page footer when appropriate. When used, the copyright notice should appear as follows:
- Individual Web pages:
- Copyright 1997 (your name). All rights reserved.
- Organization Web pages (examples):
- Copyright 1997 Cornell Law Review. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright 1997 Nova Southeastern University. All Rights Reserved.
- Copyright 1997 The School of Computer and Information Sciences. All Rights Reserved.
Related policies that also apply to web pages are as follows:
- General policies: Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources, Copyright and Patent Policy, Computing Account Security Agreement
- Student-related: Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity
- Faculty/administrator-related: Faculty Policy Manual
- Staff-related: Employee Handbook
Last Modified: January 14, 1997