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Guidelines for Using Open Image Collections

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test.  From Wikipedia: "Fair Use."
Unless otherwise directed, always attribute the source of an image when using it. Include, if possible, the creator of the work, the title, year when work was completed, materials involved, housing institution, date retrieved, website.

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