Copyright can be tricky, it is so easy to get content from the internet, so often staffers think it is o.k. to use.
Things to remember:
- Giving someone credit does not give you the right to use something.
- You are the Publisher and we (Herff Jones) are the printer. We do not dictate content, you do, however we will attempt to protect you if we see a copyright infringement.
- Student Press Law Association can help you navigate copyright. They can be contacted at http://www.splc.org/, (202) 785-5450.
- Have your staff watch this video to better understand copyright
- The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. Check out their link for more info. Creative Commons
MCT Campus Current event photos you can purchase
Downloading photos from the internet
Sites where fair use photos might be available
Government images – put your topic in the search bar and find 100’s of high quality images
Government Public Domain Images NRCS Photo Gallery Government Flickr these sites have many links to resources to free images. Read all rules on sites before using images. Make sure the quality you are downloading is print quality and not just web quality.
Pexels.com a variety of free images some even high res
freeimages.com Not all images are free, even the high res might not be large enough to fill a page or spread. You need to make a username and password to use the site.
cgtextures This is a cool place to find backgrounds, water, bricks, textures etc. You will also need to make an account.
Infograph samples – use this site for inspiration and recreate in eDesign, or if you use Illustrator, you can edit the vector graphics.
Infographs, frames and icons – Piktochart