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Image, Audio & Video Resources: Using Media

Using Media

Copyright law determines whether you may legally use an image or media file in your work.  Use images/media designated as "public domain" or available for use in educational settings to avoid needing to seek permission for use. 

Check out the websites and infographic below and resources to the right to learn more about copyright and help you decide whether your use is "fair use." 

Questions?  Please email libraryfaqs.cu-portland.edu or call 503.493.6462.

Copyright

Can I Use that Picture?

Click the image above to help you determine if your use of images is fair use. TheVisualCommunicationGuy.com © 2014

Fair Use Evaluator

This tool is designed to help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code.

Is it public domain?

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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