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Resources To Help Instructors Find Images

(Many Images Are In The Public Domain. If They Are Not Public Domain, They Have Clear Instructions On What Instructors Can and Cannot Do. Responsibility To Read Instructions Rests With The Instructors.)

Resources: Terms of Use for Resources: (If a resource does not have a specific "Terms of Use" page, the "Contact Us" page for the site is linked to instead)
DefenseImagery.Mil Terms of Use:  Detailed terms are on this page. Not all imagery may be cleared for public release. Log-in required.
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Digital Collections USAHEC Copyright and Restrictions Information page. Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Photographic and Visual Media Restrictions"
Center for Military History (CMH) -- Photographs Public Domain unless otherwise noted. Accreditation is requested. More information on accreditation for CMH is here.
Center for Military History (CMH) -- Artwork Public Domain unless otherwise noted. Accreditation is requested. More information on accreditation for CMH is here.
USMC History Division Photo Galleries Public Domain, but with instructions on accreditation. They are as follows: "Appropriate credit lines, at a minimum, should include the originator of the photo and the photo number (if available). For Example: 'Official Marine Corps Photo # 12345.'"
Naval History & Heritage -- Online Library of Selected Photographic Images Public Domain information is on the website. Please give accreditation of photographs used as follows: "Image Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo Number (insert number here)"
Naval History & Heritage -- Navy Art Collection Online Exhibits All Artwork on this page is Public Domain. Please give accreditation for artwork used as follows: "Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command"
Air Force Historical Research Agency -- Photos Information presented on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. 
National Museum of the US Air Force Information presented on www.nationalmuseum.af.mil is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons Terms of Use
Creative Commons on Flickr Look on the right-hand side of the main page for terms of use.
Europeana 1914-1918 (WWI-Specific) Europeana Terms of Use
American Memory War, Military Digital Library from the Library of Congress This digital library contains 21 separate collections. Each collection has its own terms of use. It is the responsibility of the instructor to read the terms of use for each collection to ensure copyright compliance.

Rules Instructors Need To Know (So Instructors Won't Get In Trouble)

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a respected non-profit organization dealing with copyright issues. The below links lead to educational resources CCC provides. Of particular interest to instructors is the "Copyright on Campus" video link, which gives a brief overview of what is and is not legally considered fair use.

The last link leads to CCC's general educational resources page. It contains all of the above information, including general copyright white papers and tips not specifically linked to below.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Resources:

   


General Bruce C. Clarke