Can I use that picture? – This should be the question we should be asking before using any image for our presentation, blog posts, publication or other commercial or noncommerical purposes. With the Internet today, you can easily obtain images from websites, social media and other online sources. However, are we using images correctly according legal or else ethical standards?
Well, to have an general idea of what you can do or not do with images in Education, you will need to be familiar with four key terms – copyright, fair use (or fair dealing), creative commons, and public domain. New to these terms, check out the infographic below for a quick introduction:The waters are murky and it is not easy to fully understand copyright. Therefore, the golden rule in short: always check before using an image. When still in doubt, don’t use the image.
There are many open access image sources that allow usage of images. Check out the listing here.
Inforgraphic source: You want to know about copyright in Education by Silva Rosenthal Tolisano