Understanding Copyright Law: Handouts & Policy
Your professor can display copyrighted images in class because their use is covered by Section 110(1) of copyright law ("In Class Performances") which allows for the display of copyrighted images in a face-to-face teaching session. Your use is not covered by that act. However, you have other options for using images in your notes or for presentations.
You can use images from these sources if you include a citation and if your work is not shared outside of NECO.
Atlas of Ophthalmology
Public Domain Images
Always include a citation for these images:
Images from Websites
Check the copyright policy of any webpage that contains images you would like to use to see if they allow you to reuse the image. Keep your eye out for Creative Commons licenses (featured below) that signify that you can reuse an image if you cite it. Remember that websites aren't always trustworthy sources of information.
Student Note Takers
If you have been selected as a student note taker and this is your first time as a note taker, you are required to watch a video on copyright policies for note takers and sign an agreement form. Watch the video below and fill out the agreement form linked below. This MUST be done prior to posting your notes. If you have additional questions regarding copyright issues, please contact the Library at email@example.com.
©2020, New England College of Optometry Library
424 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02115
Call: 617-587-5589 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org