Images in the Art Library collections are copyrighted. Reproduction of digital images in any format is regulated by law and subject to prior agreement with the owner, publisher or vendor of the item. When using these images, it is the user's responsibility to observe the rights of the copyright holders.
Students and faculty may download or copy an image for a class, seminar, or conference presentation. Faculty may make images available to students via eLearning Commons, since it is protected by a firewall. Users may NOT download or copy an image to put on your (or any other) website and may NOT download or copy an image for any other type of publishing without gaining permission from the copyright holder.
Contents of the collection are drawn from a variety of sources and therefore have different rights issues. Individuals and vendors have contributed images to the Art Library collections. These contributors maintain copyright and also dictate usage of their images. Images licensed from vendors may have restrictions on use, but generally they may be used for educational purposes as long as access is restricted to the University of Georgiacommunity. Images obtained through copywork fall under “Fair Use”, and are made available to faculty only for teaching. Images falling under “Fair Use” may be made accessible only to the students in the class for a limited duration. In suits of copyright violation, individuals are named, as well as the institution.