Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images – The Visual Communication Guy: Design, Writing, and Teaching Resources All in One Place! Need to use an image but not sure if you have the legal and ethical right to do so? Understanding the laws for using images can be a bit tricky, especially because there is wiggle room within the laws. And, with the mass distribution of images on the internet, it’s no wonder we’re all asking the the same question over and over again: can I use that picture? Whether for your business presentation, your school project, or your organization’s brochure, you’ve likely placed in images to make your designs more visually appealing.
Study: Piracy actually helps small films make money "Harry Potter" and other big-budget blockbusters benefited from the shutdown of Megaupload more than small- and medium-size films. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) Stopping Internet piracy may benefit filmmakers -- but only some filmmakers, and only some of the time. That’s one of the implications, at least, of a newly updated study by economists at the Munich School of Management and Copenhagen Business School. Information & Copyright Facts Exceptions and limitations to copyright are special cases defined by law where the general principle that the prior authorization of the rightsholder is necessary to make use of a work does not apply. That is, in the public interest of maintaining a balance between the interests of rightsholders and those of content users, copyright-protected works may in some cases be used without the authorization of the rightsholder. Generally, exceptions and limitations to copyright are subject to a three-step test initially set out in the Berne Convention and repeated in a number of other international agreements. Briefly stated, the Berne Convention provides that an exception or limitation to copyright is permissible only if (1) it covers only special cases, (2) it does not conflict with the normal exploitation of the work, and (3) it does not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the author. Fair Dealing and Fair Use Fair Use in the United States
About peer review on Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 to provide open access to detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers. At present, the IEP has over a million visitors per month, and about 20 million page views per year. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. Created for Learning: When can I use someone else's images in my resources? We were lucky enough that a connection of ours landed us a free chat with a big trademark/copyright attorney in Southern California. We talked about these things with him. We learned that you can use images from films as long as... you create your own derivative work...and/or...you only use as much as you reasonably need to use...and/or...you do not use critical/spoiler portions of the creative work...and/or...you don't compete with their intended market...and/or...you use it in instructive and not decorative ways.ACCEPTABLE USE:
If not for Congress, Superman, Lassie and Scrabble would be free for anyone to reproduce tomorrow On Jan. 1, a whole raft of artistic and intellectual works will be making their way into the public domain — or they would be if Congress hadn't extended copyright terms for the umpteenth time in 1998. At its core, copyright is meant to protect authors and creators. But as we've seen recently with a battle over Sherlock Holmes, copyrights can sometimes prevent well-meaning fans from showing the depth of their appreciation for a work by becoming creators themselves. These days things that were published before 1978 enjoy copyright protections of up to 95 years, but that wasn't always the case.
EFF- Electronic Frontier Foundation: Fair Use After decades of ever more draconian statutes and judicial decisions, our intellectual property system has veered far away from its original purpose. Too often, our nation’s deeply held-commitments to promoting free speech and innovation seem to go out the window as soon as someone cries “infringement.” An unproven allegation that your video or blog post infringes copyright, or that your domain name infringes someone’s trademark, can be enough to shut down perfectly lawful speech. A bogus lawsuit based on an obscure patent can be enough to kill your promising and innovative startup. It doesn’t have to be this way. Ideally, intellectual property law—generally, copyright, patent, and trademark—is supposed to embody a balanced incentive system.
All About Heaven - Rules for using this site 1. MONEY - When I first set up the site I asked that people did not use the contents of this site to make money, and I said "as I have provided it free of charge, I would like you to keep to the same set of values". It is extremely clear that this is being ignored, and indeed the request was probably counter-productive to the principle objective of the site, which is to make sure this information is widely disseminated.
Copyright: Will We Always Be Behind the Times? I dusted off my copyright presentation the other day, getting ready to talk to a journalism class full of juniors. The task the teacher and I were hoping to accomplish was to help the students better understand copyright and the use of digital images in their online blog magazine publications. As I prepared, just for fun, I pulled the books on copyright that I have as resources for staff in our professional collection. I am embarrassed to tell you that the first thing I found was NEA’s Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators from 1995! I then proudly pulled out Copyright Clarity by Renee Hobbs only to discover that it is already almost six years old! This jarred me into thinking, once again, how rapidly digital creation tools evolve and how, just as rapidly, we need to revisit how we think about copyright.