Fair use of online images

How to properly follow copyright laws by: Patrick and Tyler

creative commons license

Creative commons licenses help creators have copyright , but still letting people copy, distribute, and make uses of his/her work.

public domain`

Public domain refers to creative things that aren't protected by intellectual laws such as copyright. The public owns these works not the author or creator. Collections of public domain material will be protected if the person who created it has used creativity in the choices and organization of the public domain material.

Fair use

It 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.


legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive right for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use.

Digital Citizenship

a person who utilizes information technology in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation.

How do you know if an online image is copyrighted?

There are four main signs of a copyrighted image. They are watermarks, copyright symbols, a note indicating ownership or an official copyright listing at the government copyright office.
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