Fair Use of Online Images


Attribution is acknowledgement as credit to the copyright holder of a work.
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Creative Commons License

A Creative licence is one of several public copyright license that allows the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wishes to give people the ability to use, share, and build upon a work that they have created.

Public Domain

Works in the public domain are those whose rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are unavailable. For example, the works of Shakespeare and Beethoven are now part of the public domain.

Fair Use

Fair use is a legal doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. You can comment or parody something WITHOUT any permission. However, you need a LIMITED amount of work not a large chunk.

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Copyright is a right placed in certain creative works such as text, artistic works, music, and computer programs. This makes sure the work cannot be used by others, and people how use it must attribute.

Digital Citizenship

You need to proper skills on the internet. You need to be respectful and obey copyrights laws. Cyber bullying is not allowed at all. Make sure you think before typing or posting anything on social media.
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Examples of websites with free images

All of the listed websites below have great photos with no copyright limits.

  1. freerangestock.com
  2. http://www.stockvault.net
  3. http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
  4. http://www.freeimages.com/
  5. https://www.flickr.com/

How do you know if an online image is copyrighted?

  1. You should first find signs of a copyrighted image.
  2. Use a browser like google to see if it is copyrighted.
  3. Look up and understand how the US court evaluates fair use.
  4. If you are still unsure, you should just ask owner for permission.