It can be difficult to know what you may share and what sources you may use when writing an assignment. In Norway, it is the Copyright Act (2018) that determines what is legal. The Copyright Act shall protect the interests of those who create works but shall at the same time ensure that others can make use of the works. The Copyright Act gives you the right to quote text from books, articles, websites, etc. provided you state where you have the source from and do not take so much that the creator loses control of the work or income.
Photos, videos, music, etc. can have special challenges. If you want to use an image in your assignment you may
- use a photo you have taken yourself
- use an image NTNU has acquired access to (Colourbox)
- check whether the creator has given permission to use the image (for instance by a Creative Commons license)
There are several types of Creative Commons (cc) licenses. You must examine the rights associated with the cc license for each image you want to use.