Answered By: Franny Gaede
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2022     Views: 38

 As soon as something is created in a fixed and tangible format it has copyright.

  • 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. 
  • 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.

To learn more see the library's Copyright LibGuide.  Questions? Contact Scholarly Communication Librarian Jennifer Coronado,, at 317-940-9549, or  Josh Petrusa, Irwin Library, or 317-940-9236