Copyright and Intellectual Property

Organizations and individuals providing content on the website will retain the Intellectual Property (IP) of their contributions. Contributors agree to allow users of the site to access the content freely.  In addition, other sections of the portal may link to and include information contained on other parts of the portal. 


Copyright Standard on myhamilton

Unless otherwise stated the standard copyright license that will apply to all content on myhamilton will be the Creative Commons License - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported (Source:


This license states that users are:

  • Free to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work under the following conditions:
    • Attribution - You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
    • Noncommercial - You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
    • No Derivative Works - You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.


Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.  Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.


License Flexibility Where Appropriate 

Myhamilton will use the standards developed by the Creative Commons License initiative.  Organizations or individuals providing content to myhamilton may opt for a more or less restrictive license for some or part of their content.  Other licenses are available at:   


Policy Level: Hamilton Public Library Board

Approval Date: September 23, 2009.

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