Università Bocconi

Classic Catalog

Copyright as it affects faculty

    9. How to use reproductions of images
Images (eg, photographs, designs, pictorial artworks, photographs of artworks, graphics, tables reproduced as images) are protected by copyright, even when they are reproduced in a book, another document, or online. Images may be partially produced for criticism or discussion, but the source has to be cited. If the purpose of reproduction is research or teaching, it must be "for illustrative and not commercial purposes, so long as the reproduction does not create competition with the reproduced work". In other words, legal grounds for partial reproduction of images are the same as citations of paragraphs from text works (Article 70 of the Copyright Law).
If an illustration comes from a book, the sources to be cited are the book, and the specific source of the image given in the book.
Last update: 20/1/2011