Copyright and Intellectual Property

LTU Online students engage in a free discourse of ideas while conducting original class work and research to meet class requirements. In the spirit of academic integrity, information discussed or disclosed concerning business and industry practices in this context must be regarded by all students as confidential, and should not be shared, used or disclosed for any purpose other than to support academic work.



Students should conform to copyright laws as subscribed to by the university. This means that copyright protected materials and software may not be copied or redistributed without permission, including the work of other students. All digital resources provided to LTU Online students within the Blackboard environment are licensed by the University or used under the "fair use" provisions of the TEACH Act of 2002. Links to publicly available web sites or open source learning materials are used wherever possible. In the case of software provided to students under educational agreements between the university and software vendors students may not use any of the software products for non-academic purposes.


Use of Student Materials

Under Lawrence Tech's intellectual property policy, all student work is exclusively owned by students. The University retains copies of student work as a record of your academic accomplishments.

The University may request to display portions of your work as examples to future students, to submit your work to the University Library as part of the University's permanent collection, or to display your work for viewing by the general public on the University web site. This permission form is used for these situations. Students retain the right to exclude their work from public view. Students should clearly identify within their assignments any trade secrets or personal quotations that they do not wish to be published.