Using images and maps
Images, including photographs, illustrations or diagrams from
books, journals or the web which qualify for copyright protection
will be subject to copyright in their own right and must be treated
accordingly. Researchers wishing to copy or film photographs should
check with library
staff whether the photograph they require is still in copyright
and staff can advise on the procedure to follow.
Like other copyright works, it may be possible to copy images
under one of the fair dealing exceptions without infringing
copyright provided you comply with the various conditions imposed
as discussed above. For example, a lecturer could make a single
copy (using a reprographic process) of an image (which has been
made available to the public) for the purposes of giving criticism
and review of the image in a lecture to students, provided a
suitable acknowledgment is given.
Under fair dealing, Ordnance Survey maps - a maximum of
four copies of a single extract - may be made from any
Ordnance Survey map, with the size of the extract limited to A4.
Copies may be made for research, private study or for submission to
Court relating to judicial proceedings. Copies may NOT be made for
professional or business use, or for planning applications.
If you wish to find and use images for teaching purposes it is
recommended that you use a collection that has been licensed for
educational use. Alternatively you should search for images that
have been made available as open educational resources
and that are licensed under a scheme such as Creative Commons.
There is further information on this, on the
Moodle and copyright page.
Secker, adapted for use at York St. John University