Ethical Use Policy

Nothing on our website may be reprinted or reproduced for other websites and media in whole or in part beyond these guidelines without obtaining permission from ICR. This applies to the website pages, content, graphics, audio and video, etc.

1. You may print out pages in whole as evangelistic tools for churches, schools, etc. Our copyright notice and website address (© 2008 by ICR. All Rights Reserved. must be included with no exceptions.

2. You may quote, rephrase and summarize our information for non-commercial, educational use provided you reference our website each time our information is used.

If you plagiarize content from someone else’s work, you are stealing credit from that person.  Please be careful to follow these guidelines that will allow you to use well-documented information in your own ministry, while at the same time showing the respect and courtesy due the original author.  
Suggested ways to avoid plagiarism:

  1. Reference where you found the information. Example: "Creation cannot get a fair hearing in the marketplace of ideas." 1
  2. Place quotes around anything you "cut-and-paste."
  3. Rephrase or summarize information with a list of where the information came from. Example: The press is biased in their reporting of evolution and creation news. 1
  4. Common knowledge does not need to be referenced if you rephrased or summarize it. Information widely known (found in reference books) is considered common knowledge. Example: Operational science makes predictions about events in the future, not historical events in the past.

Example Footnotes:

1 Henry Morris, Ph.D. [ "Willingly Ignorant"] (Back to Genesis #180, Institute for Creation Research)