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Additional Guidelines for Webmasters on Linking/ Repurposing/ Permissioning
We at Pearson Canada are very active participants in the Internet culture, and we appreciate and support its openness. We strive to produce high-quality, but hassle-free content-minimizing access problems for professors and students who use our textbook products. Note that we can only continue in this hassle-free environment if our copyrights are respected. In short, please don’t mistake our lack of password protection for leniency-we take copyright violations very seriously.
Repurposing our Source Code
Establishing standard hypertext links to our Companion Websites is a welcome extension of Internet culture, and we invite adopting faculty, or students who have purchased our texts, to establish links to our Companion Websites. We require no formal notice that you’ve linked to our digital platform, although we do appreciate standard notifications be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org when you have done so. This will allow us to notify you in the event that the URL for any element of the digital platform changes, or if we remove content from our digital platform.
Note however that the current practice known as “framing” where a link is established in such a way as to display our content in some form other than it is displayed in full view by our server, or otherwise displaying our content only partially, or without our copyright notice, is definitely uninvited, unwelcome and possibly, in violation of the law. Note that we are very willing participants in Internet culture (and we provide most of our content to the Internet community free of charge), but we do take copyright very seriously.
Repurposing Components of our digital platform
Removing pieces of our Companion Websites and incorporating them into class homepages always requires formal permission in writing. We are very cooperative in arranging permission for use of our components by faculty who have adopted our book. Note that the creation of a class homepage linked to Companion Websites using Syllabus Builder does not require permission, if you are using our textbook for your course.