Copyright Protection or "Why can't I just go ahead and use somebody else's work?"
Using somebody else's work without permission is just not right. Whether it is copying a chapter or two from a book, pirating a video copy of a new movie, or using photographs from the Internet, the copyright of the owner of that material must be protected. Likewise, your work, whether it is a photograph, a monograph, or a pictograph, is protected under the law. Just as you cannot use copyrighted material without permission, somebody else cannot use your material without permission. This web site is dedicated to helping you through the maze and thicket of United States copyright laws. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, however, the bottom line is this: YOU ARE WHOLLY RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLATIONS OF COPYRIGHT LAW. THE UNIVERSITY IS IN NO WAY LIABLE, EVEN FOR EMPLOYEE ACTIONS.