Copyright Fair Use
What is Copyright?
Copyright is the exclusive right given to creators to replicate and make changes to their work. Images from Google and Bing are often copyrighted. Thus, when using images from the internet, be sure to use the proper etiquette and not be accused of plagiarism.
What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons are basically rules that a copyright holder states that allow people to use their material under their rules. Creative Commons does not replace Fair Use - it does, however, give more freedom to the person(s) using the copyrighted material. In terms of images, that means there are special rules for how to use each image according to each copyright holder, and the client must make sure each set of rules are being followed.
What is Fair Use?
Fair Use is the exception to the rule; all creators have exclusive rights granted to them by copyright. However, they don’t have infinite power - Fair Use allows exceptions to the rules and powers the creator(s) have so that other people can use the content. However, for fair use to go into effect, the content that uses the copyrighted material must be original. This basically gives certain exceptions to the rule in terms of how and where certain images are used.
What is Attribution
Attribution is basically when you agree to give credit for someone else’s work; in other words, it’s citing your sources. This is especially important when you have images you need to give attribution to; without attribution, no one knows whose image that is.