Is it OK to "steal" pictures for school reports, etc?

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
micronean
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Re: Is it OK to "steal" pictures for school reports, etc?
In reply to tkbslc, May 26, 2013

tkbslc wrote:

My first grader is doing a report on eagles.  We were thinking of printing a few pictures from some websites to use in the project.   But then I got thinking, is this photo theft or a copyright violation?  Isn't there some provision made for educational use?

Or I guess another question might be, would you be angry if you found out someone used a picture you had taken for a school project?

This problem has been solved a long time ago by academia. All you need to do is cite the source in your references, as is done with charts, etc. Students aren't really expected to create EVERY single piece of data on their own.

although, for a elementary school level report, you'd have to be pretty selfish to deny a child use of your photo.

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