The Visual Resources Copyright Policy has been paraphrased from Arizona State University (ASU), Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Please note that ASU/Herberger remain independent of any statements with regards to copyright as made by SLC Visual Resources.
Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources collections are made available through Title 17, USC Copyright Act and may only be used for SLC non-profit, educational purposes. Educational uses include projecting slides or digital images in the classroom, creating class review websites that are accessible to enrolled SLC students, and viewing and exporting images in the collection database. Visual Resources does not reproduce, or allow to be reproduced, images in any print media, nor does Visual Resources use them in any electronic or broadcast media, except for the express educational uses described above.
Visual Resources does not collect fees or receive remuneration of any kind for use of collection images. Visual Resources does not authorize any person or group to duplicate collection images. Such information is collected and managed, and the copyright holder is acknowledged for all collection images in the record’s data field.
Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources image acquisition policy follows the guidelines as outlined below from the Visual Resource Association (VRA) Committee on Intellectual Property Rights: Image Collection Guidelines.
Public Domain: Those images in which neither the underlying work documented nor the photographic reproduction itself are subject to copyright and may be safely acquired by any appropriate means, including copystand photography or scanning. Use of such images is unrestricted.
Non-Public Domain: Records created by copystand photography and scanning from published materials for inclusion in the permanent archive are subject to the following considerations:
- Images of suitable quality are not readily available at a reasonable cost and in a reasonable time from vendor/licensing or gift, or other
- Images will not be shared between or among other educational institutions if such use is prohibited by the terms of their acquisition
- Images will be used for comment, criticism, review, analysis, discussion, or other similar purpose associated with instruction or scholarship
- Images will be used for purposes that are both nonprofit and educational
- If these conditions can be met, it is likely that making images and digital files from published materials will be within “fair use” as outlined in the Copyright Act of 1976
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Public domain material in the United States consists of material made freely available in the United States, the use of which is free from restriction or cost.
For general information on copyright law and public domain material, click on the following links:
United States Copyright Office Homepage
General information on federal copyright law and policy
United States Copyright Office Copyright Basics PDF
A 12-page document outlining copyright law in the United States
Cornell University Copyright Information Center
Information on identifying public domain work, determining fair use guidelines, and much more
Lawrence University Information on Finding Public Domain Texts, Images and Music
Provides copyright resources and information on finding public domain material
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Information on Public Domain Images, Audio, and Video
Provides information on the public domain and finding public domain media
For a quick guide on copyright expiration dates in the United States, provided by Cornell University, click on the link:
Cornell University: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United Stateshttp://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:DMurwyh3650J:www.copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm+%22public+domain+in+the+united+states%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a