What Is Copyright
Is Copyright and What
Applies to YOU
when Using Any Content from this Website?
Not all websites may make it clear to their visitors, and it may seem
like what's on the internet is free for everyone to use.
It's NOT the case. Copyright laws
still apply and anyone
copying any text or graphics from websites are personally legally
Want to use some text?
Simply, it's illegal to copy
You can use
but you have to write your text
yourself, using your own wording and expressions, and you have to refer back to this website
Want to use any
What Is Copyright Law?
In a Nutshell:
is not about
say, it’s about how you say it.
You can use some facts and information,
don't use the other writer's work.
Don't copy, not even in order to alter the
have to write the whole thing yourself from the beginning,
the facts and information that you
You also have to base your
work on several
resources, not only this one.
have to put this website into your reference list.
If your work appears online,
you have to link back to this website.
more about what is plagiarism
P.S. Website owners
- I am talking mainly to school kids here who use the material in
assignments. Of course I don't appreciate if you simply steal ideas
and build pages on no other source at all than this website. That can
also come to the point where I can raise an issue against you.
They, too, are protected by copyright on the internet.
On this website, there are a few different kinds of graphics.
Posters are displayed in association
with AllPosters.com and you are NOT allowed
to copy them from
this website and then use elsewhere. The images displayed on those
posters are the work of some very high profile photographers who are
very aware of Copyright Laws. Don't get yourself in trouble - they will
* Some photos are published in
accordance to the Creative Commons licencing on Flickr.com
These have been released under such licensing by their authors, who may
still have special requirements about attribution, altering, etc etc.
You should not copy them from this website but get them from Flickr.com
and check each photographer's requirements individually.
* Some photos are from Wikimedia
. Again, they have been released under such license
by their authors, however you should check the license on Wikimedia
instead of copying from this website and hoping for the best.
* Some have the watermark
. If you want the right to
use them, please contact us
How to Refer
I get a lot of questions from school children/students about how to refer to the source when you have
used any information from this website
It is prefered that you refer to www.gondwananet.com instead
of the name of the writer
In case the format of your reference list requires the name of the
writer instead of (or with) the website, please contact
and ask for the name.
Other than that, I cannot advise you. In what way you have to write
your reference list is what your teacher tells you, not me.