It is important to acknowledge the Copyright language surrounding the topic of image use in face-to-face versus distance education sessions.
According to the US Copyright Act section 110(1): An image that is copied lawfully for students in a face-to-face session is not considered infringement.
According to the US Copyright Act section 110(2): Image use that is comparable to what would be used in a face-to-face session is not considered infringement if the following requirements are met:
It is also important to discuss Fair Use: Fair Use is both extremely broad and intentionally ambiguous, which can be a good or a bad thing. When determining whether a use is "Fair" use the 4 factors:
The purpose of this guide is to provide resource and information for resolving image use questions. This research guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.