Knowledge: Understand Image Copyright

It is important to understand image copyright when using images in your knowledge activities. You can find detailed information on copyright and acceptable use on the Wikipedia Copyright Infringement page.

Using Google's search for reusable material

One way to avoid using copyrighted material is to use Google's reuse search.

When searching for images online use Google's customized search:

  1. Enter your search term in Google search.
  2. Click the Images tab.
  3. Click Tools.
    Google Search, images tab, Tools button highlighted
    A new line of dropdown menus appears below the Tools menu.
  4. Select the Usage Rights and choose Labeled for reuse.
    Labeled for reuse menu option highlighted
    The page refreshes showing only those images available for reuse.