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Intellectual Property Right Guideline

When Using an Image

  • When uploading an image to your “Mypage” in terms of delivering an idea of your lesson, it is important to check whether the image is protected by the copyrights.

  • Usually the copyrights of the images that have been taken by yourself revert to you. However, the subject of the image may own rights to its portrait and rights to its publicity. Rights to one’s publicity are concerned when using an image of a specific subject or a person that are usually famous or socially popular. Since it is expected to seek people’s interest by using a celebrity’s image or name, rights to one’s publicity will become a problem when profits are made as an effect to this action.

  • Please make sure all images that are labeled “copyright free” downloaded from a copyright-free website are used within the permitted limits.

About the Lesson Materials

  • It is against the copyright to use any materials of which you do not own the rights to. Moreover, this also applies if you hand out a copy of the copyrighted material, edit the material, or post publically onto a website even if it is for the benefit of the students.

  • Also, there is high possibility of violating the legal rights if you use any web articles such as web newspaper articles that have been posted publicly by a third party without a permission. It applies even if the article has been made extract from the original version, for it may be a violation to the prohibition of reproduction and altering.

  • Although copyright policies differ depending on each nation, MeeCoo would like to ask you to be aware that all MeeCoo services are expected to be publicly open as an online service.