Is there a difference between posting a copyrighted work on my own website and posting it on Blackboard?

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Yes, there is a difference.

Posting a copyrighted work on a website means you are making that work available world-wide. Such wide distribution tends towards the conclusion that the dealing is not “fair” and such uses may not be covered by any Red Deer Polytechnic licenses.

By contrast, Blackboard is a password-protected, secure website, accessible only by students enrolled in a course. In some cases, posting material on Blackboard will be covered by one of Red Deer Polytechnic's electronic subscriptions.

Be careful - just because you may post a copyright-protected work to Blackboard doesn’t mean you have permission to post the work on your own personal website.

  • Last Updated Jan 09, 2022
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