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Henning Bang Halvorsen16,239 Points
How to make a website - Am I allowed to publish this website as my own?
I just finished the "How to make a website" course. I did not follow Nick exactly has he coded, for example, I used other colors, other fonts, I have more websites and so on. The general design though are based on this course's project files.
Am I allowed to publish the website as my own portfolio? How strict are the copyright rules?
Florian GlembotzkiCourses Plus Student 4,370 Points
You can find the website here: http://treehousewebsite.com/index.html
As you can see the copyright information is © 2014 Nick Pettit. All the content is protected and you are not allowed to use this design for your own projects. But you can ask Nick or Team Treehouse for using it, maybe they give you their permission.
In general you should use your own code or design. Other people took a lot of work to produce this content. You don't want to see that someone else is using your design or code for their own project, right?
You can look for special "public content" in the web like CC-licenses or free templates to use. Just use google and you will find a lot of "free" content.
Hope this was helpful