Fair use of Online Images

copyright and fair use

fair Use online images

You are allowed to use online images that are copyrighted as long as you cite the source from which you got the image from. If you don't cite the author or website, you can get sued or even face worse consequences, such as prison

how to know if an image is copyrighted and what it means

If a image contains the copyright symbol, which is a c with a circle around it, then it is copyright protected. However, if it does not have a sign, search google images with the picture to see if it comes in your search results. if it does not, it is most likely copyrighted.

Public Domain


Works in the public domain are those whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. For example, the works of Shakespeare and Beethoven or a movie made in the 1900

Examples of websites with free images (no copyright restrictions)

Copyright and Fair Use: The Google Images case