Topic 8: Ethics and Copyright Issues


Legal, Ethics and Copyright Issues

As we move into the CyberAge it is increasingly important that we understand the legal, ethical, and copyright issues involved in Internet use both for ourselves and for our students.  Read 10 Big Myths of Copyright Explained. This may help you understand current copyright law as it applies to the Internet. You might enjoy exploring Fair Use Harbor. This is a great site to use with your students to help them understand the legal, ethical and copyright issues involved in using the Internet.

Other good resources on copyright are:

Related to copyright is the issue of plagiarism. The following resources will help you understand and deal with this issue in your classrooms:

Citing Resources

  • To avoid copyright and plagiarism issues it is important that all Internet resources used in any project or paper be properly cited. The following Web sites give the rules for citing Web resources: