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VCD 2120 / 3430 Artist Biographies: Copyright Information

Copyright

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:

  1. for instructional purposes; 
  2. in face-to-face teaching;
  3. 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.

Subject Guide

Tonya Fawcett's picture
Tonya Fawcett
Contact:
Morgan Library, Room 204
574.372.5100 x6291
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