A few weeks into the Fall semester, you hopefully have not only visited the Library, but you also have been introduced to the very helpful digital image database called Artstor, which has more than 2 million high-quality images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists for education and research.
However, did you know that Artstor does not own the rights to the images in its collections and when you search Artstor you may be viewing images from multiple sources with differing permitted uses? Rest assured, if you use the images for non-commercial, educational purposes and abide by the Artstor Terms and Conditions, all will be fine; but we still wanted to share a guide to copyright and image use with you to help you better understand how you can use the images you find in the Artstor Digital Library.
Visit the VRC's LibGuide HERE for more info about copyright, or check out the below links:
Copyright Basics from the United States Copyright Office: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
Creative Commons Licenses: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
CAA's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/fair-use/best-practices-fair-use-visual-arts.pdf