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Images: Copyright and Images

Copyright Holders for Images

copyright logoCopyright for images can be complicated. There may be more than one party who has rights:

  • Photographer
  • Model for Photo
  • Publisher
  • Owner of property 


The information contained in this guide is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice.


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Fair Use

“Permits unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances”

•Purpose and character of use
•commercial vs. educational
•Nature of copyright work and its new use
•Amount and substantiality of portion used in relation to the entire copyrighted work
•Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work

From: More information on fair use (

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