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Legally Using Images eTutorial, March 27 to April 7, 2017

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Description's eTutorial: Legally Using Images

Avoid expensive and time consuming legal hassles. Determine which images require copyright permission and which you can safely use for free. Don't miss hidden traps in licensing language. Learn how to legally use images in an efficient and timely manner.

Register now for this primer/refresher on legally using images, with practical applications so you too can legally use images, and develop your own best practices for legally using images.

Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device. Nine emailed lessons will guide you on legally using images and avoiding legal hassles, and a final self-marking quiz.

After taking this eTutorial, you will be confident that you are legally using online images in Canada, the U.S. and globally. Learn:

  • how copyright applies to images
  • the meaning of public domain
  • how Creative Commons licenses work
  • how to work with stock photo agencies
  • about using images from Google and other search engines
  • what to do if you cannot locate a copyright owner
  • when you need permission to use an image
  • what fair use and fair dealing mean
  • how to obtain copyright permission
  • how to negotiate terms and conditions and payments for the use of images
  • how global permissions work
  • situations that may not require copyright permission
  • best practices for legally using images

You will complete a final self-marking multiple-choice quiz at the end of the course. You will receive a Certificate of Participation for this eTutorial.

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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No problem. Anytime before the start date of the eTutorial you may transfer your registration to another person. We'll need their email, telephone and mailing address.

What past participants say:

The greatest thing I learned from this course is that not every image I see online (in a Google search, for example) is able to be used by anyone for any purpose. I will immediately stop using random images I find online for my own use without permission.

I had already done a fair amount of reading about using images, Creative Commons licenses, and copyright; the lessons reinforced and went deeper than what I had found out on my own. It's nice to have the lessons as reference material as I continue to build our reference and instructional materials around the use of copyrighted media.

I mainly use images for my LibGuides and only search Creative Commons materials and public domain. Your explanations of the CC licenses are more understandable than when I read the actual licenses. I will be reviewing what is on my LibGuides to make sure I haven't messed up, and I will create a permissions excel sheet for all the images.

The overview of non-neogitable licenses was very valuable and the review of best practices - including the appropiate ways to approach copyright holders to make the request for permission.

The email format was ideal for me, and each lesson was just hte right amount of information. Very easy to keep up with the daily emails. Never felt overwhelmed. Information was concise and to the point. Much appreciated!

I got exactly what I expected from this course. The email format was great. I thought the in depth analysis of Creative Commons licenses was the most valuable piece in the lessons. Would be an excellent primer for anyone coming into a copyright job. I really would have appreciated this course earlier in my career. - Kimberley Kemmer, Copyright Clearance Assistant


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