Most of you were quite clear about the censorship assignment, but I would like to point out a couple of things about copyright.
Most of you chose the “public domain” as your copyright topic. Many of you are under the mistaken illusion that items in the databases and on the Internet are part of the public domain. This is not necessarily so and, in fact, in the case of databases, it is definitely not true.
The library pays a great deal of money to subscribe to all but a couple of databases available to you through the “databases A-Z” link on the library home page. Part of that subscription cost is copyright fees to enable our faculty, students, and staff to be able to access the articles, download them, and cite from them. They are not free and they are not part of the public domain.
As for the World Wide Web, you should always look for copyright information. If it exists, it will be given at the bottom of the home page screen. Scroll down to it and you will be able to see if there are copyright requirements. If there is nothing, that does not mean that the web site is in the public domain. If nothing is said, the assumption is that the site is copyrighted. In other words, things are under copyright unless or until you find out that there is a specific statement to that effect. And that statement will likely be a Creative Commons statement with a link to it.
In fact, the general rule is that something is copyrighted unless there is a statement to the contrary.