Images and artworks

Artworks include photographs, drawings and graphs, and are generally not required to have any particular level of artistic merit to attract copyright protection.

The following conditions apply to copying artworks for educational or administrative purposes within the University.

Conditions

  • Copies may be distributed in hard copy or electronic form.
  • All electronic copies must contain a warning notice and must only be communicated to students or staff (i.e. not on publicly accessible websites).
  • All copies must include appropriate attribution.

Examples of works

  • All of a work that has not been separately published

    For example: A diagram in a book that has not been published, for example as a postcard or a poster, can be reproduced in full.

  • All of an artwork that accompanies or explains the text being copied

    For example: A photo that is included in a page of text being copied can be reproduced without having to investigate whether it has been separately published.

  • All of an artwork copied from an electronic source

    For example: An artwork copied from an electronic source, e.g. on a website, can be reproduced without having to investigate whether it has been separately published.

Using Creative Commons licensed images

Here are some links to places where you can search for images to use with Creative Commons licensing:

Using copyrighted images

If you need to use a copyrighted image, it will need to be uploaded to myReadings to ensure we are following copyright.

  • If you are looking to use an image from a textbook, send a request through us to get it scanned and added to your unit's myReading page.
  • If you find an image on the web and are unsure of the copyright status, please ask the Copyright Office.