Displaying Images for Educational Purposes
Fair Use of Images
When fair use is the appropriate alternative, complete the Fair Use Checklist to help determine if the intent of the law allows the intended use. The following suggestions may help support a case for fair use of an image:
Authors and teachers are encouraged to read and consider the criteria discussed in the following two documents:
This Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study describes six uses of copyrighted still images that the Visual Resources Association (vraweb.org) believes fall within the U.S. doctrine of fair use. The six uses are: 1) preservation (storing images for repeated use in a teaching context and transferring images to new formats); 2) use of images for teaching purposes; 3) use of images (both large, high-resolution images and thumbnails) on course websites and in other online study materials; 4) adaptations of images for teaching and classroom work by students; 5) sharing images among educational and cultural institutions to facilitate teaching and study; and 6) reproduction of images in theses and dissertations.
Link to the entire document: Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study. For more information, please use the links in the Fair Use and Images box on the right side of this page.
Also, please consult the February 2015 Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts