Fair Use of Online Images

"A picture is worth a thousand words"


crediting a copyright holder according to the terms of a copyright license, usually crediting artistic works like music, fiction, video, and photography.

Creative Common License

one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.

Fair Use

-allows copyright works to be used without permission for the benefit of the public

-nothing to do with attribution

-issue related to plagiarism

-you are allowed to infringe on someone's copyright and they can not do anything about it

Public Domain

-Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable.

-Public domain works are not restricted by copyright and do not require a licence or fee to use


The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Digital Citizenship

-Concepts which help teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.

-Norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.

Websites with Free Images





-IM Free




-Little Visuals

-New Old Stock

How to Know if Image is Copyrighted?

-Did you take the photo or create the graphic?

-Know general signs of protected images

-Research to see if the image is copyrighted