Fair use of online images
by Lukas Correa
How do you know if an image is copyrighted?
Check images for:
-a copyright symbol
-note indicating ownership or sourcing
-an official copyright listing in the Copyright office
-Although not all images have been “officially” copyrighted, at the creation of an image, the snap of a picture, the work has immediately become copyrighted and the owner is the only person with a legal right to distribute, replicate, or display the work.
Definitions you may need to know
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders