Fair Use of Online Images

By: Sun Park and Jay Patterson

What is Fair Use of Online Images?

The fair use of online images is very important. You use online images everyday. What if the images you are getting off the internet are copy written? will you get in trouble. Is it allowed?


What is attribution? Ascribing of something as the cause or effect of another.

Creative Common License

Creative Common License is one of the several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work.

Public Domain

The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright is the definition. This means that information is available to the public and the can copy it.

Fair Use

The doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder is Fair Use.


The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical, and to authorize others to do the same.

Digital Citizenship

A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing information technology in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation.

Examples of websites with free images (no copy right)

How do you know if the online image is copy righted