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Copyright and Artstor Images
This guide outlines the safe ways to use images from the Artstor Digital Library according to our Terms and Conditions of Use, how to identify the sources of images you are working with, and how to find and use images for publications.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts
"Copyright protects artworks of all kinds, audiovisual materials, photographs, and texts (among other things) against unauthorized use by others, but it is subject to a number of exceptions designed to assure space for future creativity. Of these, fair use is the most important and the most flexible. The Code describes common situations in which there is a consensus within the visual arts community about practices to which this copyright doctrine should apply and provides a practical and reliable way of applying it" - Introduction. Presented by the College Art Association.
Copyright Basics from the United States Copyright Office
Copyright is a form of protection provided by U.S. law to authors of “original works of authorship” from the time the works are created in a fixed form. This flyer provides an overview of basic facts about copyright and copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. It covers: Works eligible for protection; Rights of copyright owners; Who can claim copyright; and Duration of copyright.
Creative Commons Licenses
Provides an explanation of the various Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools that helps creators retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve.