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Use of Copyrighted materials in the Classroom
You may use copyrighted images in your assignments without obtaining permission when your use meets all three of these criteria:
The use is:
- for instructional purposes;
- in face-to-face teaching;
- at a nonprofit educational institution.
You still need to provide a citation for all images used.
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Creative Expressions in a Fixed Form
Copyright is a form of protection provided by U.S. law to authors of “original works of authorship,” including “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.”
The owner of copyright in a work has the exclusive right to:
- make copies
- prepare derivative works
- sell or distribute copies
- display or perform the work publicly.
Anyone wishing to use the work in these ways must have the permission of copyright owner.