Guide to copyright and images

copyright: © 2017/updated 2019

Copyright—yours and others

You are the legal author of the online publication of your work. This means you retain rights and responsibilities over it. You are responsible for ensuring that your work complies with principles of ethical scholarship, copyright, and Ryerson’s policies regarding plagiarism.  As long as it is in draft form, only you and the course professor will be able to view it. When you change the status from draft to “publish,” (i.e., submit your final Exhibit) your Exhibit will be accessible online for about two weeks. After the Digital Exhibit has been graded and the course is over, you may decide to keep your exhibit published on the Web as it is; revise and update it; or take it out of public view. In the latter case, you may make your exhibit  “private,” change its status to “draft,” or delete it. You have controlling authority over your online publication. Note that the Y90s Classroom site is governed by a licensing agreement whereby you, as author, retain copyright in your intellectual property  CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION SHARE-ALIKE

Your digital exhibit will make use of images in the public domain. Attributing works, including images, whether published or in the public domain, to their creator(s) is an important part of maintaining academic integrity. Generally, image credits should meet the same requirements as a text citation; that is, a reader should be able to find the source of the image, and the image itself, based on the information you provide in the citation. However, the image credit should appear as close to the image as possible, in the form of a caption beside or below the image, rather than in Works Cited.

At the very end of your Exhibit, copy and paste the following copyright disclaimer: Images in this online exhibit are either in the public domain or being used under fair dealing for the purpose of research and are provided solely for the purposes of research, private study, or education.