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Copyright and Images


Copyright questions can be difficult to answer. When dealing with a copyright questions always ask:
  1. Is the work protected by copyright, or is it in the public domain? The Digital Copyright Slider may help you determine this.
  2. Is there an exception to copyright law that might cover your use, such as for libraries or classroom performance?
  3. Is there a license attached to the work that governs how it can be used? 
  4. Does Fair Use apply? Use the Fair Use Checklist and consider:
  • The purpose of your use, commercial or non-profit educational. You may use no more of the work than is needed to make your point.
  • The nature of the copyrighted work.
  • How much of the copyrighted work are you planning to use.
  • What effect does your use have on the value of the copyrighted work.
5. Do I need permission from the copyright owner to use it? 

The Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University can be a good starting point for copyright research.

Images - These websites offer copyright friendly images: