This guide was created for Design and Media Production Technology students specifically to demonstrate how to use Google Images and not violate copyright laws, and to supply a select list of on line resources with images that are free to use. This guide is meant to supplement our Copyright Tutorial Find Images That Can Be Used Legally Reviewing that first will help you understand how Creative Commons and Copyright laws complement each other.
Whether images come from the Internet, a database, or other resource, it's your responsibility to determine when, where and how they may be legally and ethically used.
Google Image Search is quick and easy to use, and more often than not you can find the image you're looking for without too much effort. But, as a professional, before you copy and paste, you will need to check the Usage Rights:
You type in a search like “U.S Capitol Building.” A lot of images appear. At first glance, you won’t see any indication of any restrictions or requirements for using one of these images. But they’re there.
Referring to print-screen image below:
As a general rule, the following elements are needed in the citation:
(See next page for list of sources offering images free for use.)
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