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Course in Copyright for Photographs

Do you wonder how to use images in teaching, research and assignments according to copyright rules? This course gives an introduction to copyright for photographs, based on available sources at UiB.

Bilde i svart og hvit av båthavn med stempel "OWNED" i rød tekst over bildet
Knud Knudsen, Universitetsbiblioteket. Skjermdump fra arkivfoto.net Foto/ill.: Knud Knudsen, University of Bergen Library. Screenshot from arkivfoto.net

Main content

In this course you will get examples of common issues that arise in image research and in daily use of images. You will be shown how to find pictures, how to get permission and how to understand privacy guidelines. This course is primarily grounded on UiB's own sources at the Picture Collection, and will also provide examples of external sources.


  • How to use an archive: intro to the Picture Collection, use of images from the collections.
  • Copyright in everyday life: examples that show the common scenarios. From privacy to legal image theft.
  • Image search in practice: tips for using archives and databases, available resources at UiB, how to work with copyright, source criticism.
  • Questions


You can register for this course following this link.