Can a person post their professor's handouts online?

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    Can a person post their professor's handouts online?

    I want to make a website that allows a student to post their professor's materials online. There might be some leagl issues here but can I post a disclaimer stating "We are not reliable for the content posted on here."? Will this be enough to protect me from getting sued?

    Also how is wikileaks leaking stuff without getting in to trouble?

    Thank you.


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    First of all, wikileaks has been getting into a lot of trouble and their owner is facing a lot of legal problems.

    As far as your initial question, you most likely cannot post this information without your professors permission. Although it may not be illegal (depending on what you are trying to post), you may be violating certain conditions of the school and they may be able to suspend/expel you because of that. Posting a disclaimer will not help you in any way here. If you are trying to post outlines you made for the class, that is perfectly fine but posting material that your professor provides may have repercussions. However, it all really depends on the specific information you are trying to post.
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    Thank you for the excellent and fast answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Legal Help View Post
    First of all, wikileaks has been getting into a lot of trouble and their owner is facing a lot of legal problems.

    As far as your initial question, you most likely cannot post this information without your professors permission. Although it may not be illegal (depending on what you are trying to post), you may be violating certain conditions of the school and they may be able to suspend/expel you because of that. Posting a disclaimer will not help you in any way here. If you are trying to post outlines you made for the class, that is perfectly fine but posting material that your professor provides may have repercussions. However, it all really depends on the specific information you are trying to post.

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    not a good idea

    I think its not a good idea to post your professor hand lines, it can be copy rights matter.



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    I think its not legal.Its like a breach of licensing and other copyright laws.


 

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