General Information

Many images posted on the Internet are owned by individuals, institutions, and corporations-- by law, the general public does not have the right to copy, distribute, or sell these images without permission of the owner(s). Luckily, there are many digital image collections whose images are available for personal and educational purposes. The collections linked on this wiki mostly contain images that are in the public domain or are free to use for such purposes. If you are going to use images from the Internet, it is best to familiarize yourself with Copyright Law to avoid lawsuits and other complications. Below are some articles, videos, and other resources that explain copyright issues.

Articles & Links:
United States Copyright Basics
Copyright FAQ
Copyright & Fair Use (Stanford University)