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First, before going to look for images somewhere else, check if there is already something that you can use in Category:Public domain images.

There are a number of sources of public domain images on the Web.

The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images before you submit them to Wikipedia.

Please read the policy on image use and etiquette at: Anarchopedia:image use policy

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  • http://www.rootgrafix.com/herbalnexus/photos.htm - Confusingly, the site says: "Unless otherwise noted, photos at this site have been taken by Diann. Diann's photos are public domain ~~ use them as you see fit for any non-commercial purposes." IMHO, this means the photos are in the public domain, and the "use them as you see fit" clause is a non-binding suggestion for use. But I'm an optimist, and not a lawyer. – Quadell (talk) (sleuth) 19:49, July 11, 2005 (UTC)

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  • http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/default.asp Public Health Image Library from CDC: micrographs of protists, bacteria, viruses related to public health; photos of infections. Searchable by category or keyword

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From the World-wide Information System for Renewable Energy (WIRE), which is a service provided by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES - [1] ).

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  • http://www.uzland.uz/ "Copying, reproduction and use of any materials from UzLand are allowed with attribution to this site."

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Note: Accurate photographs of visual artworks lack expressive content and are automatically in the public domain once the painting's copyright has expired (which it has in the US if it was published before 1923). All other copyright notices can safely be ignored.

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While not technically public domain after 1978 (all stamps before that are in the public domain) the USPS has a liberal licensing policy regarding stamps. The United States Postal Service retains copyright to stamps under Title 17 of the United States Code. The Domestic Mail Manual, G013 Trademarks and Copyrights, states that while "The USPS secures copyrights in its philatelic designs and certain publications. The designs of postage stamps, stamped envelopes, stamped cards, aerogrammes, souvenir cards, and other philatelic items issued on or after January 1, 1978, are copyrighted by the USPS under title 17 USC." The USPS licenses certain copyrighted material to the public, however, thus:

The use of illustrations of the designs covered by such copyrights is permitted:
a. In editorial matter in newspapers, magazines, journals, books, philatelic catalogs, and philatelic albums.

For the full document, see: http://pe.usps.gov/text/DMM/g013.htm.

An encyclopedia is considered a book, therefore, Wikipedia, an on-line encyclopedia, could be considered within this permitted use. However Wikipedia is licensed under the GFDL and as such "permitted use" for Wikipedia alone is not enough. It should also be "permitted use" for all derivative works.

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If any page or image seems missing, replace http://www.sru.edu/depts/cisba/compsci/dailey in its URI with http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/

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[edit] Computer-generated public domain images

[edit] Public domain image meta-resources

Dover Publications has many, many books of copyright-free illustrations. Search on "copyright-free", "clip art" or "Pictorial Archive". These are hard copy and would have to be scanned, but they cover everything. You have to buy the books or borrow them from the library; the art is free. Here are just a few examples:

  • Plants: 2,400 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables
  • Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc.
  • Ready-to-Use Illustrations of World-Famous Places: 109 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Illustrations of Pets: 96 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Illustrations of Appliances and Electronics: 98 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Portraits of Famous People: 121 Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Mammals Illustrations: 98 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Illustrations of Marine Animals: 96 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Authentic Civil War Illustrations: 245 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Bird Illustrations: 98 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Flower Illustrations: 96 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Endangered Animals Illustrations: 96 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Ready-to-Use Medieval Herb, Plant and Flower Illustrations: 294 Different Copyright-Free Designs
  • Airplanes of the Second World War Coloring Book 46 accurate illustrations copyright-free.
  • Weapons and Armor, 1400 copyright-free illustrations of battle-axes, bows & arrows, cannons, more
  • Transportation, 525 copyright-free illustrations include trains, trolleys, cars, ships, airplanes, many other vehicles.

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[edit] Images which can be considered Public Domain in the United States

Wikipedia's image servers are located in the United States, and Wikipedia is legally bound to respect only those copyright restrictions that apply to the U.S. The U.S. has no copyright treaties with several countries, and works produced in those countries by residents of those countries are not protected by copyright in the U.S. The countries for which this applies are Afghanistan (works created before 2002 only), Bhutan, Ethiopia, Iraq (works created before 2004 only), Iran, Nepal, and Yemen (presumably, although the status of Yemen is ambiguous). Even if the use of a material would be considered a copyright violation in these countries, the use is not prosecutable in the U.S. Therefore the following materials may legally be considered public domain resources in the U.S. (In other countries, you should determine whether your government has a bilateral copyright agreement with the country in question before treating the images as public domain.)

Again, be sure that the photo was taken in the country in question, by a resident of the country (and not a by tourist or foreign reporter).

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