I consulted with Carrie Russell, of the American Library Association
regarding using images in digital dissertations. She specializes in
information technology policy concerning research libraries. Her answer
(which appears below) seems to support applying the test of fair use (rather
than discouraging everyone wholesale by appealing to their fear of
lawsuits...which is what several people have written me about off-list).
S & TC Program Director
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
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From: "Carrie Russell" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:49 AM
Subject: using images in digital dissertations
> Hello Jude:
> Prue Adler forwarded your message to me about copyright.
> Sorry there is no one answer to that question. It is a matter of fair
> Each use of an image must be considered individually - is the
> use of the image fair?
> There are many, many articles and guides to the fair use doctrine
> that you can find on the Web.
> Also you might try your question at:
> Perhaps you can give one example of a use that a student wants to
> do, then analyze the four factors of fair use with the group
> that participates on the bulletin board found at the site above.
> Good luck.
> -carrie russell