Friday, August 10, 2007

Copyright question

Would using this picture, the purpose of which would be to invoke the campaign that this poster was a part of, amount to an infringement of copyright?


Damian said...

It depends on your purpose. IANAL, but teachers enjoy a pretty wide berth in terms of copyright infringement as long as the copyrighted materials to illustrate a lesson (and not make them a profit that potentially harms the owner's profit). If you were to use that fist picture in an example of a slide presentation you want your students to do in September, I think you would be reasonably covered.

Stanford and University of Texas have some good reading on the topic.

Long story short, even if you end up violating copyright (which I doubt you will), you can claim reasonable good faith fair use, and should be fine.

On the other hand, you could just hope the original creator's been dead for 71 years!

H. said...

Thank you so much, Damian!