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Copyright Images in Work

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by smudgie, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. smudgie

    smudgie New commenter

    Are students allowed to use images from the internet in their work? Someone once said that as long as the work wasn't to be published this is okay, but I'm not so sure. My students needs some images for their webpages and we don't have the time to take them ourselves.
  2. jweb2k

    jweb2k New commenter

    For what course exactly? Ideally you should teach pupils about royalty free images.. couple of useful websites:


  3. If it exam work most boards want the students to try to use copyright free images, produce their own, try to get permission and show some knowledge of copyright and intellectual property rights issues.
    Teach them about it, get them to try for images issued under Creative Commons licenses (search for creative commons on Flikr - it explains the various licenses there) or do what I have done several times, which is to email and ask for permission yourself.
    I set an assignment for Creative Imedia where they create a website for a company selling designer sunglasses. I got a reply from one site refusing because the images used were copyright to the italian manufacturers. Another replied giving us permisssion provided we acknowledged it somewhere on the webs (even though they aren't being published) and even sent me a folder with hundreds of images! The students are given access to a reasonable number of these to choose from.
    The replies from these 2 companies obviously make excellent teaching points too.

  4. What gq52 said! Material released under Creative Commons is free to use for this sort of thing. All the licenses are explained here http://creativecommons.org/licenses
    You can search for images released under Creative Commons on Flickr by using the advanced search and ticking the box at the bottom. http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/?
    I noticed Creative Commons is also mentioned in the latest Edexcel GCSE ICT specification.

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