Category Archives: Copyright

The Met Museum adds thousands of copyright free images online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has released thousands of its works of art online to the public domain, in a new ‘Open Access’ initiative, in collaboration with Creative Commons (a non-profit organisation that aims to promote the … Continue reading

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UK Hague Agreement for Industrial Designs and EU Trade Mark regulation 2016

  European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Amending Regulation will enter … Continue reading

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“May the Fourth Be With You” Star Wars Day

Commercial Road Library staff have really enjoyed putting together this fun new exhibition of SCI-FI books and the extraterrestial  influence on art, architecture and design to celebrate Star Wars Day 4th of May We couldn’t resist this Monday Bank Holiday passing by … Continue reading

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Copyright Free Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art  The Collection Online with over 400,000 images and counting…. Please read the website Open Access for Scholarly Content [OASC] and terms and conditions for images to be sure of copyright In Circulation Blog features in-depth articles and the … Continue reading

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Copyright Guidance for Creative Industries

New website devoted to the Visual Artist, Musician, Performer, Filmmaker, Writer and Developer Copyrightuser.org is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators and members of the public. The goal is to provide answers to … Continue reading

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Copyright Changes for Libraries June 2014

  New laws passed allow for new ‘format neutral’ copying in tune with the internet and digital age. What’s changing? The law is changing to make it easier and cheaper for cultural institutions like libraries, archives, and museums to use, … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau Images on Europeana

Art Nouveau records digitised with EC-funding These are freely available images on Europeana More than 22,000 digital images and records of Art Nouveau objects, artworks, posters and buildings have been made publically available through the Europeana website You can reuse … Continue reading

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Copyright App launch

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have launched a smartphone app to assist you using title search to see if you have permission to a digital or paper copy. Much of the License is the same but things have been revised 1st … Continue reading

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Legal download sites: e-books, music and film

The Content Map is a UK-based guide to legal digital services. The website recommends legitimate sites where you can download or stream e-books, films, music and video games. The Content Map provides direct links to the legal sites or services.

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Europeana for images

Europeana is an excellent resource for finding still images, video and sound with scholarly data attached.  Cross -search or browse across a wide range of European cultural collections. There is a personal storage space to save images or searches. One … Continue reading

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