How can I lawfully source and use material/images?


Copyright protected work cannot be used without the permissions of the author or creator of the work. These protections can be lessened or waived by agreement and this typically occurs through a license arrangement. However increasingly authors and creators wish to make their work more available to the public than that currently provided for by operation of law. To identify those images/original literary works that are available to the public for use, a user must identify the intention of the author/creator. Many such authors now make their works available through the Creative Commons licensing system which allows the author to dictate the nature of the availability of his/her work, thereby allowing him/her to retain their copyright while allowing certain exceptions to it, upon certain conditions.


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