Do I need permission to link to a website, in Blackboard?


This information is for faculty at RDP.

Probably not.

Linking directly to a website is almost always permissible without permission, although you need to ensure the content you are linking to is not in itself infringing copyright. 

Content on the web is copyrighted in the same way as print and other formats, even if there is no copyright symbol or notice.

If the website does not clearly identify the content owner, you should include the full details of the author, copyright owner and source of the materials by the link. This will avoid any suggestion that the website is your own material or that your website is somehow affiliated with the other site. 

If you have reason to believe that the website may contain content posted without the permission of the copyright owner, you should avoid linking to it.

You must also comply with website statements indicating that permission is required before material is reproduced, or a statement that it may not be reproduced at all. Such statements are typically found in sections titled “terms of use."

  • Last Updated Apr 06, 2023
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