Have you ever asked yourself the question: Are these images I’m using legal to post, share or distribute? You’re not alone!
Here are some other common questions:
- Can I use an image I found on Google?
- How about a book cover to go with the book review on my blog?
- Are all Creative Commons images free to use?
Avoid expensive and time consuming legal hassles. Determine which images require copyright permission and which you can safely use for free. Don’t miss hidden traps in licensing language. Learn how to legally use images in an efficient and timely manner.
Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device. Nine emailed lessons will guide you on legally using images and avoiding legal hassles, and a final self-marking quiz.
After taking this eTutorial, you will be confident that you are legally using online images in Canada, the U.S. and globally. Learn:
- how copyright applies to images
- the meaning of public domain
- how Creative Commons licenses work
- how to work with stock photo agencies
- about using images from Google and other search engines
- what to do if you cannot locate a copyright owner
- when you need permission to use an image
- what fair use and fair dealing mean
- how to obtain copyright permission
- how to negotiate terms and conditions and payments for the use of images
- how global permissions work
- situations that may not require copyright permission
- best practices for legally using images
You will complete a final self-marking multiple-choice quiz at the end of the course. You will receive a Certificate of Participation for this eTutorial.
Comments from participants about our November 2015 eTutorial on Legally Using Images:
I got exactly what I expected from this course. The email format was great. I thought the in depth analysis of Creative Commons licenses was the most valuable piece in the lessons. Would be an excellent primer for anyone coming into a copyright job. I really would have appreciated this course earlier in my career. – Kimberley Kemmer, Copyright Clearance Assistant at the University of Alberta
“The format of the course is perfect: just the right length so that it doesn’t feel like it’s consuming a lot of one’s time at work. I learned a lot from this course and was reminded about the importance of not being lax regarding getting permissions. I’m an editor for a geological survey and we quite often review manuscripts that are using third party material for which permissions have not been sought.” – Marg Rutka, Geoscience Editor
Comments from participants about our other eTutorials:
“I was expecting a lot of reading in this course [Canadian Copyright Law], however the lessons are compacted with a lot of information and written for the layperson.” – Karen Mah,, Head, Information Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta
“The e-lessons in the course, Managing Copyright Issues, were very clear and easy to understand – despite the complexity of the issues. I would definitely recommend this course to others.” – Jody Gripp, Tacoma Public Library, Washington State