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Information Ethics

ETHICS OF IMAGE USE



IMAGE SOURCES

You may use images and music from these sites, but you MUST GIVE CREDIT.

WHY GET PERMISSION TO USE IMAGES?

This is sometimes a legal requirement and always an issue of respect.

  • All online images are automatically protected by copyright which means that the creator of the image has the right to say who uses the image and how it can be used
  • Sometimes it is possible to use images because they fall under what the law calls 'Fair Use for Education'. There are a number of restrictions to fair use, though, and learning when it does and does not apply is tricky so we don’t rely on the fair use rule at A-S.
  • Getting images from places where permission is automatically granted has become very easy; bookmark this page and make use of the resources we share here.

WHY GIVE CREDIT TO IMAGE / MUSIC CREATORS?

  • Almost everyone wants to be recognized for the work they do and the creators of images you find online are no exception. 
  • Some websites, such as Pixabay, don’t require you to name the creator of the image but it is still a good idea
  • Simply put the name of the image or song (if available), the person’s name and where you got it from e.g. Image credit: Grand Central Station by Stephen Williams via unsplash.com
  • If you sharing your work online include a link to the image or music's original location. 

WHY WRITE A BIBLIOGRAPHY?

  • By saying where we get our information we are honoring the work of others instead of taking credit for it ourselves
  • People viewing our work might want to consult our sources to check our facts or to learn more
                     


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