Fair Use Images
Make sure that you understand the basics of Copyright and Fair Use before you consider using third-party multimedia content for your own projects! The resources below are meant as search aids. Materials that you find through these services are likely to be protected. It is your responsibility to determine that your use of 3rd party materials is legal.
"AP Images, a division of The Associated Press, is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. Browse AP's comprehensive archive with millions of images in entertainment, sports, news, archival and creative content" (The Associated Press, 2010b).
Licensing fees for use may apply.
"ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates"(ARTstor, Inc., 2010).
On-campus access or off-campus with access login to this database only.
"Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license."
"The most comprehensive image search on the web"(Google, 2010).
"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google" (Google, 2008).
"Time & Life Pictures represents some of the world's most recognizable imagery. On this website, we offer content from the finest photojournalists, documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience" (Getty Images, Inc., 2010).
"The National Archives has joined Flickr to share images of National Archives archival photographs and documents in a new way with National Archives researchers, potential researchers, and the public. All of the U.S. National Archives' images that are part of The Flickr Commons are marked ‘no known copyright restrictions.’ This means the U.S. National Archives is unaware of any copyright restrictions on the publication, distribution, or re-use of those particular photos. Their use restriction status in our online catalog is 'unrestricted.' Therefore, no written permission is required to use them" (Yahoo, Inc., 2010).
"Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, but you do not need to belong to one of those projects to use media hosted here. The repository is created and maintained not by paid archivists, but by volunteers. The scope of Commons is set out on the project scope pages."