In face-to-face classroom settings, copyright law broadly permits the performance or display of copyrighted works. In the context of Open Education resources made publicly available online, however, the ability to use others’ copyrighted works becomes more limited.
You can help to minimize copyright issues by taking the following steps:
When incorporating images or other material that is owned by third parties, please include information about:
This information can either be placed on the slide itself or in the “Notes” field.
When possible, use materials that are either:
As a general rule, works published in the U.S. before 1923 are in the public domain.
Works created by the U.S. government are also in the public domain. You can locate U.S. government photos and images at USA Gov
You can search for materials in the public domain or licensed for re-use using: