Updated: March 11, 2022
Copyright Guidelines for Virtual Events
Usage of Assets & Writings
- Determine whether the image, writing, video, or music is copyright protected or in the public domain. (Please note: copyright does not require registration)
- If you can’t identify its status, then you should assume it is copyrighted and should not use the asset or writing.
- If the asset is subject to a creative commons license or other general license please make sure to follow the terms of that license.
- If the asset is directly licensed to you, you must ensure you have the appropriate licenses to use them in derivative works. (i.e., stock photos)
- Where a license is required to acknowledge the owner/producer of the copyrighted work please makes sure to do so in a clear and visible manner.
- If the asset has a copyright symbol with the name of the owner please do not remove it.
- Please do not manipulate the photo or video, without specific prior permission from a license holder when required to do so.
- Ensure that if you are using specific licensed content that your usage does not exceed the scope of the original permission granted by the license.
- Do not use, incorporate, reproduce any writing or asset that is not in the public domain or that is not licensed to you.
Helpful Resources to Determine Copyright Status:
- For Images: https://www.blog.google/products/search/image-rights-metadata-google-images/
- For Music: https://www.songfile.com/public-search
- U.S. Copyright Registration Lookup: https://publicrecords.copyright.gov/