Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020     Views: 158

Generally speaking, yes. As soon as something is created in a fixed and tangible format it has copyright. Here are some additional tips:

  • Copyright protection begins upon creation of the website.  A website does not have to have a copyright notice to be protected.
  • You can link to another website from your own website without violating copyright.
  • You should not link to an image on a website unless the owner grants permission.
  • Look for material with a Creative Commons license; read the terms of use carefully.
  • You are not required to obtain permission to use works that are in the public domain.  Much of the material published by the Federal government is under public domain.
  • Always cite your sources.

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