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Copyright Resources

BOSTON COLLEGE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT VISUAL RESOURCES COLLECTION
Information for the BC Community

Renoir: The Painter Frederic Bazille at his Easel

COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE AT BOSTON COLLEGE

Boston College Legal & Copyright Compliance Notices

Use of Copyrighted material on Blackboard Vista sites

Educational Use of Copyrighted Materials at Boston College: An Overview

Educational Use of Copyrighted Materials at Boston College: Fair Use

Educational Use of Copyrighted Materials at Boston College: The TEACH Act

COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE FOR ACADEMICS

Visual Resources Association: Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study (pdf)

The Association of Research Libraries' Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Fair Use, Chapter 9 of Stanford University's Copyright & Fair Use website, which also includes information of interest to content creators/owners (that's YOU when you create a work of art or write a paper).

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials (external website; a chapter from the University of Texas's Crash Course in Copyright, which also includes sections on managing your own copyrighted works).

The Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University (external website), with a wealth of information relevant to academics, including using copyrighted materials (and how to obtain permissions), managing copyright ownership of your own work (such as publication agreements), and a special section on Art and Other Images.

TOOLS

The Visual Resources Association's Digital Image Rights Computator (external website). Intended to help you make informed decisions regarding your intended educational uses of a specific image.

The American Library Association's tools for determining copyright status, permitted educational use of copyrighted material, or for evaluating "fairness" of your use (external website).

The American Library Association's Copyright Genie. This tool can help you determine the exact copyright term for unpublished works and works first published in the US, or simultaneously in the US and abroad.

Copyright Term & Public Domain in the United States (external website)

Indiana University's Copyright Management Center's "Fair Use Checklist" (pdf)

THE LAW

U.S. Copyright Office: Fair Use (external website)

OTHER RESOURCES

Creative Commons, A nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation (external website)

The Fair Use Network (external website)


Image courtesy of Saskia, Ltd.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "The Painter Frederic Bazille at his Easel," 1867 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)