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What constitutes material protected by copyright on the Internet?

Any Web site is considered an original intellectual work as well, it's design and content, such as text, visual layout including links, graphics, web pages, and other unique content like video clips, audio samples, source code and all the rest of the unique mark-up and elements which altogether makes it a website as a whole are protected by the copyright law. Anyone who would use the elements of the website without crediting the source would be considered a plagiarist, or one who commits plagiarism.

However, some who are beginners in creating Web sites or who are not very familiar with the ethics on using and sharing Internet information might ‘innocently’ commit this crime. Sadly, as the popular quote implies ‘Ignorantia Legis Non Excusat’ (which means: ‘ignorance of the law excuses no one’), it is therefore important to know that such a law exists for Web sites as well, and that it will pay off to know how to avoid committing such a crime unconsciously. Proper paraphrasing, documentation and careful citation of references will greatly help save you from committing this crime punishable by law. In writing an article, for example, it would be better to analyze the ideas carefully rather than merely copying the Web site contents.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Blue Knights Great Lakes Conference and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Blue Knights Great Lakes Conference. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Blue Knights Great Lakes Conference takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

We encourage all Blue Knights Chapter web sites to reflect a professional, positive image. This site is best viewed using screen resolution of 1024x768 or better. It is not designed for a tiny cell phone screens, although some of the larger i-pads and tablets may not have difficulty.

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