USING COPYRIGHTED IMAGES
Provide the full citation—in the style that you prefer your students to use—for the image that you have selected. For example (in APA style): Giorgi, Bruno (Artist). Plaza of the Three Powers. Brazil: The Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts. (To comply with the TEACH ACT, materials must be fully cited each time you assign or use them.) If you know the copyright holder, add that information (© Alec and/or Marlene Hartill), along with a disclaimer:
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the reproduction of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, university libraries and archives are authorized to provide reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction be used for academic study, scholarship, or research only. This material has been made available solely for use in this course. The material may not be distributed to any person outside this class, electronically or in paper form without specific permission from the copyright holder. If you use a reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use without permission, you may be liable for copyright infringement. Further, circumvention of technological protection measures (Section 1201) is against the law.
√ CHECK Is the image available in one of the image-specific databases available through Penrose Library? Check ARTstor and others
If the image is available through a Penrose database:
- Point to the link in your syllabus.
- Make a laser or ink jet print of the content.
- Make printed copies of images for book reports, term papers, theses, class handouts and research.
- Create a course folder.
- Make presentations, overhead projection, slide shows, etc.
- Post the link to your course management page in CLEo.
- Transmit a single image to a specific e-mail user who is a current Whitman College faculty member, student or staff member.
YOU MAY NOT:
- Use images for publication in newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogs, commercial announcements, calendars, posters, yearbooks, playbills, newsletters, t-shirts, promotional items, or for commercial gain of any kind without specific permission from the copyright holder.
- Electronically transmit images or other such activity except as allowed to Whitman College users noted above without specific permission from the copyright holder.
- Post images or links on the World Wide Web without specific permission from the copyright holder.
If Penrose Library does not subscribe to an archive that offers the image you need:
- Acquire the image elsewhere. Please consult a reference librarian if you need assistance.
Excellent resources include:
- Use the image for an on-campus, in-class presentation.
- Point to a link on the WWW from your course management page in CLEo if you include the homepage information for the image. Read through the copyright information provided on the site. You may need to ask for permission.
- Scan the image and post the PDF to your course management CLEo page. Read through the copyright information provided on the site. You may need to request permission.
YOU MAY NOT:
- Use the image outside the physical or digital classroom without specific permission.
- Post images or links to images on the World Wide Web without specific permission.
- Print images and put them in a coursepack without specific permission.
- Copy multiple images from the same source and use them multiple semesters without specific permission.
USING IMAGES WHICH ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
The terms of copyright are complex and have changed over the years. In order to determine whether or not the image you wish to use has entered the public domain, refer to the Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States chart.
If the image is determined to be in the public domain, always provide the full citation—in the style that you prefer your students to use—for the image that you have selected. For example (in APA style): Van Gogh, Vincent. (Artist). Entrance to the public gardens in Arles [painting]. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Find the image anywhere (in the Penrose Library, in another library, on your own shelf, on the WWW (use “public domain images”), through ILL, etc.) and use it, copy it, point a link to it, or digitize it.
- Create a hyperlink to a stabile, reliable link on the WWW from within your course management page in CLEo. The new site must open in a new browser window. Read all of the copyright information on the site you are pointing to, follow specific guidelines and ask permission when necessary. Make sure to provide the full citation to the article you are accessing as well as a link to a homepage if needed.
- Use caution because you as the user are responsible for anything that you use.
YOU MAY NOT:
- Assign, link to or use any portion of a work in the public domain without a full citation.
Adapted with permission from Wesleyan University