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

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Joseph T Lewis III Senior Member • Posts: 2,997
Re: No different than quotes

gloaming wrote:

As learning difficulty and levels progress, and where one is likely to proffer new thinking, one is more likely to be criticized for not providing attributions/citations to indicate the 'assistance' given by those who have helped one to generate the new idea(s).  For example, in academia at the graduate level, learners must quickly learn to cite their sources...or else.

Therefore, in public school, a wise and well-intentioned teacher will encourage his/her learners to adopt the conventions of good academic analysis and prose early.  That would include at the very least citing a web page from which the information/file/image was taken.

The above sounds quite reasonable.  A 7 year old first grader won't understand intellectual property law and copyrights like a high school senior should.  But, he or she would understand "let's not forget to thank the nice person who took the picture of the bird by including their name underneath it " (or something similarly age-appropriate).

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