Web Services Policies

Who May Publish

Law School faculty, administrative departments, research programs, and official student organizations may be Web Information Providers and may create official pages in connection with Law School business. As part of an official page, a faculty member, staff member or student may publish information about himself or herself that is relevant to that individual's role at the School. The HLS Web will not publish personal home pages created by a faculty member, staff member or student that are not relevant to the business of the School. However, a department, program or student organization may choose to link to an individual's home page located on a non-Harvard site. If content of a non-HLS page violates these Web Guidelines, there may be certain circumstances under which the Web Committee may request the host department, program or student organization to sever the link.

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Web Committee

Reporting to the Administrative Dean, the HLS Web Committee consists of one or more representatives from Information Technology Services, Administrative Publications, Admissions, Baker House, the Dean's Office, the Dean of Students' Office, the Library, the faculty, and student organizations. The Web Committee as a group or a subgroup designs the structure of the site, determines Style Elements for pages, determines representation on the Home Page, decides where in the site hierarchy a new page should reside, and may coordinate the activities of Web Information Providers and ITS, and reviews problems referred to it by members of the HLS community.

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Copyright and Licensing Restrictions

Copyrighted materials that are not copyrighted by the President and Fellows of Harvard College may not be placed on an HLS server without the written permission of the copyright owner(s). For assistance with all copyright and licensing issues, please contact the General Counsel's Office, Holyoke 980, 495-1280. Copies of the booklet, "Copyright and Fair Use: A Guide for the Harvard Community," are available free on this site or by calling Mary Ann Mendes, Office Administrator, at 617-496-3006, email: maryann_mendes@harvard.edu.

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Commercial Activities

Use of the HLS Web for profit or commercial purposes, other than designated official Harvard business, is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes linking to commercial sites elsewhere on the Web by departments or student organizations, since such linking may suggest endorsement by the Law School.

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Last modified: October 10, 2008

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