Frequently Ask Questions

A faculty member wishes to digitize and share a photograph of a recent piece of artwork by a prominent local artist to his students. The photograph was not taken by the faculty member and does not display any notice of copyright. Does this violate copyright?

Likely yes. Both the photographer of the artwork, and the artist who created the artwork have some rights over the use of the image. Generally in these cases, it is better to take the photograph personally and cite the artist.

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