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.