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April 18, 2012

Digital Images Rights Computator

Developed by Visual Resources Association, the Digital Image Rights Computator (DIRC) program is intended “to assist the user in assessing the intellectual property status of a specific image documenting a work of art, a designed object, or a portion of the built environment”.

DIRC allows user to make informed decisions regarding the intended educational uses of that image.

The interactive program gives a series of questions addressing five variables:

1. The copyright status of the underlying work represented in the image.

2. The copyright status of the photographic reproduction.

3. The specific source from which you have obtained the image under consideration.

4. Any terms of use or contract that may govern the uses of this image.

5. The intended use(s) of this image.

After all questions are answered user presented with a color-coded grid, the answer is highlighted.

via Visual Resources Association

Posted by verdiyan at April 18, 2012 02:00 PM

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