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Visual art

As a rule, use of other peoples’ pictures requires consent from the originator. This applies to paintings, photos etc. This means that you must obtain the permission of the originator of the picture or the photographer to use a work.

The university colleges and Copydan Billedkunst have made an agreement about the use of isolated digital and analogue (printed) pictures in the education programmes at the university colleges. Below you can read about when you do not need the permission of the originator to use a particular kind of work.

Which pictures?
First of all, the permission includes pictures that are not connected to text or pictures that were originally connected with text but where the text is not included.

Pictures not connected with text are subject to agreement with Copydan Tekst og Node. You can read more about these under the headline ”Text”.

What are you allowed to do?
You can e.g. use digital pictures from the internet by downloading them to your computer, using them in your Powerpoint presentation in connection with teaching or uploading them on Study net.

You can also make copies of analogue pictures from books, articles or postcards and transfer them to Powerpoint presentations or Study net.

Pictures uploaded to e.g. ”UC Viden”
You are allowed to use pictures in internal knowledge registration systems for teaching e.g. to the system at the university colleges ”UC Viden”. You just have to file your project in ”UC Viden” as internally accessible if it contains pictures which are protected by copyright. It is decisive that the pitures are only shared in systems protected by passwords and where only lecturers and students from the university colleges have access.

If you share something that includes pictures at other websites, you have to make sure to obtain the rights through agreement with the originator of the pictures or to remove the pictures and other copyright-protected material from the material you wish to share.

When using pictures and other works, it is your duty to clearly indicate/note the originator’s name, the source, where the picture was retrieved (e.g. from a book/website etc.).
Moreover, you must remember that you in general cannot make important changes to the work unless the original work cannot be recognised afterwards.

You can read the full agreement with Copydan BilledKunst (in Danish)