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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 only to your instructor and classmates if you keep visibility “private.” After the Digital Exhibit has been graded and the course is over, you may decide to publish your exhibit to the WWW by changing its visibility to “public”; this will ensure your contribution to knowledge is showcased in the CLA Student Exhibition web site. If you prefer, you may keep your exhibit “private,” change its status to “draft,” or delete it. You may edit it as you wish. After the class is over, you have controlling authority over your online publication. Note that the CLA Student Exhibition Site is governed by a licensing agreement whereby you, as author, retain copyright in your intellectual property.  See these licenses here:  CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION SHARE-ALIKE

Your digital exhibit will make use of images. 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 citations 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 in the citation. However, the image citation should appear as close to the image as possible, rather than in Works Cited. Place your citation in the form of a caption beside or below the image. More information about using MLA citations for images can be found here.

To read more about what elements to include in your caption and how to format it, consult the UBC guide for image citation.

There are several sources for unlicensed images.

If you produce your own image, you are the creator and have the license. You will attribute it to yourself.

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.