Items used in Omeka exhibits should be in full compliance with United States copyright law.
What you can use:
- Items in the public domain (generally, published in the United States before 1923 or published by the government).
- Example: An excerpt from a 19th century novel can be included, regardless of length.
- Items where another individual or corporation owns the copyright, but has granted permission in writing to have it reproduced in your digital exhibit.
- Example: A video clip that appeared on a local news station could be included if you requested and received permission from the station to reproduce it.
- Items published with a Creative Commons license. These licenses allow for the reuse of a work, with limitations on how it is used (such as prohibitions on commercial usage).
- Example: An audio file from the site ccMixter is CC BY-NC, a designation which allows for use in non-commercial works with attribution.
- Items that you created.
- Example: A photograph that you took of a building.
Copyright is tricky, and you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Contact Jason Hardin, the University Copyright Officer (email@example.com) or any subject librarian if you need assistance determining the copyright status of material you wish to use.