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Copyright: Images

A guide to UK copyright

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Images on the web

Unless you have permission from the person who produced the image, or it states clearly on the web site that you can re-use, i.e., copy that image, then you should not copy. By copying you are in breach of copyright legislation. Check the copyright statement or any terms of use. Some educational websites will allow you to copy but without clear permission you should not copy and paste material from the web.

There are sites that provide copyright cleared images that you can use, for example

Here you can search for images that have been created using Creative Commons licenses. That means you can copy and/or re-use those images.

Other sites that provide images you can use in teaching  

 Wellcome images   Images from the Wellcome Collection, covering medicine, social history and contemporary healthcare.

 VADS Online resource for visual arts


 JISC Media Hub

Courtauld Institute of Art