Scroll down for information regarding:
- Google Image Search & Advanced Google Image Search
- Citing Examples
- Locating Images Online & Finding Citation Information for Previously Used Images
- Publisher-Issued Presentation Slides
Section 30.04 of the Copyright Act permits the reproduction and communication of works that are publicly available through the Internet. This means that you may reproduce online content, like images, in order to include them in your presentation slides or within your FOL course site.
The application of Section 30.04 is dependent on adherence to the following condition:
- Acknowledgment of the source and content creator is given (citing examples are below).
The application of Section 30.04 does not apply if:
- The work or its online source is protected by a technological protection measure (digital locks) that restricts access to or use of the work or its online source. This includes websites that are password-protected or require a login in order to access content as well as images that are watermarked.
- The work was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner.
- The work is accompanied by a clearly visible copyright notice that prohibits its use.
Example of a watermarked Image:
Example of a clearly visible copyright notice that prohibits use:
Digital images used in presentation slides or within an FOL course site that are properly cited and adhere to the conditions above, can remain within FOL course sites as long as access to that course site is restricted only to the faculty member responsible for the facilitation of that course, within 30 days of the course’s final marks being released.
1. Google Image Search & Advanced Google Image Search
Google Image Search
If you are searching for images using Google Image Search, you will have to determine the following:
- Are the images protected by technological protection measures (digital locks, watermarks)?
- Is the site where the images are located protected by technological protection measures (password-protected, login required)?
- Is it possible or likely that the images were posted to the site without the consent of the copyright owner?
- Are the images accompanied by clearly visible copyright notices that prohibit their use?
Remember to acknowledge the source and content creator (examples are below).
Advanced Google Image Search
If you are searching for images using Advanced Google Image Search, enter your keywords and select ‘free to use and share’ from the usage rights drop-down menu. The results you’re presented with will be pre-approved for educational and non-commercial use. All you will have to do is acknowledge the source and content creator (examples are below).
2. Citing Examples
The Attribution Right requires the acknowledgment of the source and content creator whenever a work, in whole or in part, is used.
When you’re using an image found through a Google Image Search or Advanced Google Image Search, remember that ‘Google Image Search’ IS NOT the source of the image, it is the service you used to find the image. The website (URL) where the image actually resides IS the source.
When acknowledging the source and content creator of an image used in a presentation slide, use the following formula:
‘Image Title’, Name of Artist. Name of Source: URL
Many images from online sources are not accompanied by titles or even the names of the artists who created them. Include the information that is available to you, even if it is only the source and/or the URL.
Acknowledging the source and content creator of an image used in a presentation slide:
Acknowledging the sources and content creators of multiple images used in presentation slides (2 options):
- Option 1: Acknowledge the source and content creator of each image where each images is used.
- Option 2: On your last presentation slide, list the sources and content creators for each image used (similar to credits at the end of a movie).
3. Locating Images Online & Finding Citation Information for Previously Used Images
If you’re trying to update your presentation slides and provide citations for previously uncited images, Google Images and TinEye are two Reverse Search tools that will search for images with images instead of keyword searches.
Click on the camera icon in the search bar.
Upload or Paste images into the search bar and click Search by image. Google Images will find the online location(s) of those images.
When you’ve found the location of the image, you’ll be able to access important information required to properly cite that image such as the image’s title, artist/photographer, website, and url.
Screenshot; Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission.
Upload an image or Drag & Drop an image and then click Search.
The results of your search will include the URLs of the websites where the image has been located. These URLs can be used in your citation so that the source of the image is acknowledged.
Screenshots are courtesy of TinEye and used with permission.
4. Publisher-Issued Presentation Slides
The Use of Publisher-Issued Presentation Slides
When a textbook is adopted by a faculty member for use in their course, the publisher of that textbook will generally give permission to make use of additional accompanying instructional materials like instructor’s manuals, assignment workbooks, access to test banks. and presentation slides.
Publisher-issued presentation slides are intended to accompany the textbook that is being used.
If a faculty member decides to change textbooks or editions, they should also change the presentation slides so that the slide deck being used matches the textbook being used.
Similarly, if a faculty member decides to work with a different textbook publisher, they should change the presentation slides so that one publisher’s slides is not supporting another publisher’s textbook.
The textbook and the presentation slides need to match or permission for the use of the slides must be obtained from the publisher who produced the slides. Contact the Copyright Services Officer for assistance with the permission seeking process or alternatives.
Modifying the Content in Publisher-Issued Presentation Slides
Publisher-issued presentation slides can generally be modified. You can add content, like text and images, to them but you cannot remove or reproduce the content in order to create new slides.
Section 29.4(1) of the Copyright Act only permits reproduction for the purpose of display if the work is not commercially available in a suitable format. If the publisher has made presentation slides available for the textbook you’re using, you would be required to make use of the publisher’s slides so that your reproductions do not compete with or act as a substitute for the original content.
For more information and a list of publishers and their specific permissions and considerations, see the Textbooks & Instructional Materials page under Copyright in the Classroom.