Copyright links - FYI
- Dear Art Educators,
Not too long ago I posted my recollection of copyright "fair use" guidelines
for educators in multimedia presentations. I was right - but thought I would
give you the links that back up what I posted. I meant to check on them
sooner for you.
Nice - concise - easy to follow guidelines
This has a link to a sample permission to use letter.
Guidelines for Multimedia presentations:
Here is the actual language (might be same as above link):
Complete Copyright text/pdf:
I will save this in case the topic comes up again. I am still writing
contemporary artists to get permission that I LINK to IAD or my site. If my
post does not give you where the artist is linked - then it is your
responsibility to get permission if you want to use more than five images
(five falls under fair use --and you have up to two years to use those
All artists do want to be given credit and have their work listed as
copyrighted in your PowerPoint presentations. Artists I have asked give you
permission beyond the two year limit and five images limit. I have not
emailed any museums - only the new contemporary artists. In general - images
that are linked on Web Museum (but that can be tricky too - some artworks
are blocked from viewing), Mark Harden's Artchive and Carol Gerten's are
safe for you to use in PowerPoint without getting permission (selling your
presentation is another story). Carol has removed images that were not
permitted. When my students did their "Know the Artist" pages - I got
permission from all of the main image resources online at the time (and one
main poster shop). Students wrote to individual sites.
Basically the only "fair use" cases that have come into question are when
the creator of the media then went to sell the copied material. Always - if
in doubt - get permission - always assume work is copyrighted. Don't assume
that if you find an image on a site - that the creator of that site got
permission to use it.
Hope this helps those "gray areas",
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources
P.S. Admittedly - very few of my PowerPoint followed the letter of the
law.... My school was not very copyright conscious....We were all encouraged
time and time again to violate the law. I do not know what their policies
are now. I did tell my students what was wrong with my PowerPoints when I
showed them. That was the best I could do with the time I had available.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Judy Decker" <JDecker@w...>
> Dear Art Educators,guidelines
> Not too long ago I posted my recollection of copyright "fair use"
> for educators in multimedia presentations. I was right - butthought I would
> give you the links that back up what I posted. I meant to check onthem
> sooner for you.This would appear to not be applicable to freely distributed web
> Nice - concise - easy to follow guidelines
based imagery when used i the course of AV presentaitions on such
subjects as art history. Note that all ovf this refernces
reproductions of works, not the use of works that are otherwise
freely and publicly distributed, nor does it reference the giving of
students the links to web pagesthat they might be required to use.