The following six uses are:
Consider these five variables when determining the fair use of images:
The Digital Image Rights Computator created by the Visual Resources Association can help you do this too.
You are free to use images taken from the public domain, licensed by the Creative Commons, or free of most copyright restrictions in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc., that are open and available to the public.
However, even if images are in the public domain, there may be a few restrictions to their use. These are usually attribution requirements. *** Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources. *** Always cite images someone else created.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs have become a popular way to exchange music, movies, games and software over the Internet. Academic applications of these programs are also expanding. P2P software, if installed and enabled on your computer, allows digital media to be downloaded or uploaded between your computer and any other computer that also has these programs installed and enabled, and is also connected to the Internet.
If you use P2P programs, we want you to be aware of certain personal risks, including the potential for both criminal and civil liability if you copy and distribute materials without permission of the copyright owner. Read more . . .