This section will help you determine whether your intended use of a photo or illustration is permitted under copyright law.
Please bear in mind that many images are governed by licenses or rules that supercede copyright law. For example, museums often have rules about what you can and can't photograph.
- Use the Visual Resources Association's Digital Image Rights Computator to help you determine how images may be used.
- Links to image collections available at Carleton and beyond.
- More web sources for image guidelines.
- Our clickable decision tool will help you determine how images may be used.