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Finding Images and Other Visual Resources: Copyright & Citations

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  • Certain images provided by the Met available through ARTstor are publication-quality images and are available free-of-charge for use in scholarly publications.  These images will have an IAP icon below the thumbnail.  Users will have to agree to a terms and conditions statement to download the publication-quality images.

United Kingdom-based company, which marketed transparencies and CD±ROMs of reproductions of public domain works of art brought suit against Canadian corporation, alleging copyright infringement, violation of the Lanham Act, and unfair competition. Upon defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint and plaintiff's cross-motion for partial summary judgment, the District Court, Kaplan, J., held that: (1) United Kingdom-based company's transparencies and CD±ROMs lacked sufficient originality to be copyrightable under United Kingdom law; (2) even if company's images were copyrightable, company did not make out its claim of infringement; and (3) company failed to establish violation of Lanham Act.

Thorough website relating to Fair Use in the educational context.
Thorough website about the relationship of copyright law and higher education organized by Kenneth Crews,
Guide for using images from Japan for publication.
"Provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof."

When you need to purchase rights to publish a copyrighted image, look here:
  • Art Resource
    • Clearing house for the rights of major European an American museums, archives and collections.
  • WATCH File
    • A database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.