Important Things to Know About Image Copyright Laws

The Importance of Using Open-Source Images

Every day, students accidently break copyright infringement laws by using images without the owner's consent. These images are typically only used for class presentations or projects, and no theft is ever intended, but without the permission of the creator or owner of the image, the student has actually broken the law. A simple way to avoid this illegal practice is to find and use images from an open-source image library. The owner's of all the images in these libraries have given their permission for you to use their work, and they all reside in the public domain, so there is no need to worry about breaking any copyright laws!

Here are 3 image libraries that are strictly open-source (no permission needed):