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VCD 2120 / 3430 Artist Biographies: Copyright Information


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
Morgan Library, Room 204
574.372.5100 x6291