Brown University Copyright and Fair Use



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 Rules and Permissions for Still Images

Through LUNA Insight software, the Brown community has access to several collections of digital images, each of which comes with particular copyright and usage guidelines. Descriptions of the collections accessible via Insight (excluding Brown’s institutional collection) are available at the Luna Commons: http://www.lunacommons.org/luna/servlet/

The Brown University Digital Image Collection

Access via the LUNA browser is restricted to the Brown University community.  Contents of the collection are drawn from a variety of sources and therefore have different rights issues. Most items digitized locally from materials in Special Collections are in the public domain. 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 Brown University community. Likewise, images scanned under “Fair Use” at faculty request may be downloaded from the institutional collection but must be restricted to viewing by members of the Brown community.

Each image in Brown's Instructional Images Collection has a copyright notice in the data window unless the image is in the public domain. A "Rights Type" field also exists there to describe restrictions in general terms. If the information you seek about an image's copyright status is not available in the data record or on this page, please contact ASL@brown.edu or x3-3218. Art Librarian Karen Bouchard can also advise on how to find images and how to seek permission for using images.

Brown also subscribes to the ARTstor Digital Library, giving access to more than one million images for educational use. For details of terms and conditions of use, see http://www.artstor.org/our-organization/o-pdf/terms-conditions.pdf .

Other Collections

If the information you seek about an image's copyright status is not available in the data record or on this page, please contact ASL@brown.edu.