Of course, copyright law varies from one country to the next, but this infographic (created in 2014 by Langwitches) illustrates “copyright consciousness” which can apply in many countries. It introduces useful concepts and helps decision-making. The flow-chart incorporated below is intended to provide “a clear route to follow to something that is not as clear cut in nature.” It was written with US law in mind: for those in the UK, Fair Use is sometimes similar to Fair Dealing but its not exactly the same. If you want to know more then you might like to read some more on the UK government’s Intellectual Property Office website.
Navigate your way through this chart to decide if you can use something in your presentation or not:
How did we know that we could use the infographic itself here on this blog? Because it is published with this Creative Commons licence.
Do you have any tips on copyright? Share them with us in the comments, below.