Ethics and Legality Exercise

  • Techers Pay Teachers

-This website has proper ethics and legality.  This is because the teachers themselves are putting up the work for wider use.  They also, in some cases, charge for the use of their works.

  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project

-This sight does have legality, because it follows the “fair use” clause rule.  It does this by only allowing works to be used for non-profit and educational purposes.  It is not neccessarily ethical though because it is still putting peoples’ work up for use without paying them.

  • History in Photographs of California Gold Rush

-This site does have good legality because it only allows pictures to be downloaded if it is for non-profit or educational purposes, therefor it falls inline with the “fair use” clause.  However it may not be ethical because it does not credit the photographers or whomever it may have been that contributed the picture.


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