Re: Copyright question
Posted by Andrew Fowler on 6/18/08
On 11/17/06, Nick wrote:
> I'm creating a website for my Insect 108 class and when i
> asked my teacher about this copyright question he didnt
> seem to know.
> I found 4 pictures without any copyright on the page.
> Which originally led me to believe it was free pictures
> but now im not so sure. I've checked their main page on
> these insects and on that page there is a copy right.
> Are these pictures free to use or do they have copyright
> protection on them?
Internet copyright law says that when a website is created
it is considerd published, so technically all graphics, and
content on a webpage are copywrighted automatically when
uploaded to a server. Now, publishing something publicaly
its obviouse people are gonna use it, so its reasonable for
you to use it as long as your not selling anything or
benifiting financially from the image. Educations sites, are
usally internet copyright exceptions. So unless stated that
its not free for use, you can use it. If worst comes to
worst, i'm sure all they would do is e-mail you and ask you
to remove it. But you have a resonable expectation for
athurized use, so its cool.