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Last Updated: Dec 07, 2012  |  398 Views

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We occasionally get questions about copyright & using copyrighted content for one thing or another when using LibGuides, LibGuides CMS, or LibAnswers. Things like images, videos, presentations, etc. So, for all of you out there wondering, here's our standard answer. :)

It is the responsibility of the guide authors / library to determine if the content they're adding to their guides is copyright compliant.

If you have any question as to whether you should add someone's content to your page, you should look for a copyright statement on the content and/or on the site where it's shared, contact the copyright owner and ask permission to use/embed it in your guide, and/or consult your institution's / library's copyright expert or legal counsel before adding the content to your guide.

For those of you out there who read this and immediately think: but what about copying people's guide into our systems?? That would be one of the reasons you should ask the guide owner's permission before copying the guide into your system. ;) They are notified when it happens, so they could ask you to remove the content if they did not give you permission in advance. (We've already received permission from the guide owners for any guides you find on the Best of LibGuides site.)

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