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Theatre 471: Fundamentals of acting in classical texts.: Properly Citing Images You Find

Finding resources for researching and preparing to perform classic texts


Using a photo appropriately

An example of how one can use an image is what I've done with the photo above in the banner, which I created for a page for the Physical Performance class. I found that image in the Wikimedia Commons. The original is here

where you will see that the original photographer - Joe Mabel - has said

You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

I have 'remixed' and 'shared'  the image, and I am giving him attribution here and others are free to take my 'remix' and use it if they have a way in which it will fit their needs.

UWM's Digital Collections have a statement about use of the images contained. It reads

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