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Statement Regarding the Use of Graphics on Web Sites and Blogs

Graphics include a variety of picture images: photographs, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams and posters. Section 106 of the copyright law provides the copyright owner with the following rights:

  • Reproduction
  • Adaptation
  • Distribution
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Digital audio transmission

Students and staff of the West Hartford Public Schools must have permission to use the graphics displayed on web pages and blogs. Photographs require permission from both the photographer and any recognizable person in the photograph.

Alternatives to using copyrighted images include:

  • Using images with Creative Commons licensing with proper credit
  • Creating your own images
  • Using copyright free images