Q. Can I use the images from this book, journal, and ARTstor for a class project?


The 1976 copyright law considers all creative work to be copyrighted, with a few exceptions:

  • Most post-1923 publications are under copyright
  • Pre-1923 U.S. publications are generally in the public domain and may be used without permission
  • Many government publications are in the public domain

Using licensed works:

  • You may use: E-books, e-journals, and digital images that are licensed for educational use by the University Libraries in an academic setting. You may use the materials in a paper or presentation
  • You may not: Publish a copyrighted image on a website or in a publication
    • Ex: You may present your creative work that includes a copyrighted image in your drawing; however, if you want to publish your drawing (that includes a copyrighted image) in the TTU Crop magazine, you would need to seek permission from the owner of the image

For tracking down the owner of a copyrighted work, seek assistance from your librarian, who may be able to identify the direction that you should follow. 


  • Last Updated Jun 01, 2018
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  • Answered By Hillary Veeder

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