A topic of much discussion is digital copyright laws, specifically the use of clip art and photos using Google Images. The issue is that in most cases, using these images could be a violation of copyright. Finally an online image gallery for students and teachers to be used without worrying about copyright permissions. I am please to inform you that my district has a subscription to Clipart.com. While not as large as Google Images, Clipart.com has over 10 million images for teachers and students to use. Graphics, photos, color, black & white, and format are some of the options you have when searching for specific images.
The site is accessible from onsite within the our school network. Simply go to schools.clipart.com a href="http://schools.clipart.com/>">http://schools.clipart.com/>; . There is no log-in required. These are royalty-free copyrighted images in which the district has been granted use. Here’s a summary of the “fine print” of our agreement.
You can…
·        Use any of the images in any electronic or print media (except software programs and video games) on the site without seeking permission

·        Use the images on a document, webpage,  presentation in which you sell for profit

You can not…
·        Save and compile images from this site and resell as a different image gallery collection

More details about the agreement can be access at the bottom of the sites webpages. I hope you find this resources useful for the great projects you and your students have been creating. Google Images will still be available for use, but please apply fair use tests when using images through Google.

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