Treering does not allow the use of photos or artwork in yearbooks that would violate copyright infringement laws.
What is a copyright?
A copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself. To be original, a work must be created by an individual and not be copied from another.
Works in the public domain
Here is a link to the Student Press Law Center about using copyrighted or trademarked content in the yearbook. (Hint: don't do it unless the copyright states it is free to use for editorial purposes, or you have permission or take a personal photo of the content)
Below is a list of free image sources you can use in your yearbook:
- Associated Press Multimedia
- Wikimedia Commons
- Pixabay Royalty Free Images
- Smithsonian Open Access
- US Dept of State
- National Park Service
- Library of Congress
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- US Department of Defense
- Center for Disease Control/Public Health Image Library