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ARTS 418: Copyright and Permission

Online Portfolios

Informed Consent and Permission to Publish

If you are planning on including images, photos of people, artwork, interviews, or other types of information on a public blog you need to request permission.  Additional requirements apply when considering children, and require parental consent.  Below are resources to help you get started.

Recommended readings, viewings and podcasts about blogging, copyright and fair use (Douglas, 2014).

Finding Media for your Portfolio

Creative Commons Logo  Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Sample Creative Commons Search: "Blogging" with a reuse/adapt license provides numerous images that may be able to be reused with attribution in a blog post.  

Copyright Statement for Artwork

© Year Name, All Rights Reserved. Images may not be used without permission of the artist.


Douglas, V. A. (2014, January 20). Summary of reading recommendations on blogging, copyright and fair use [Electronic mailing list message]. Retrieved from Information Literacy Instruction Discussion List.