--- Magnus Manske <magnus.manske(a)web.de> wrote:
Can we use images from
which are clearly im the PD by age, e.g., from the American Civil War?
IANAL but I'll talk about this anyway. :)
If the images are in the public domain, then, well, they are in the public
domain. Any claim of ownership has no legal basis unless they somehow enhanced
the images (which does not appear to be the case and the copyright would only
cover the enhancements).
So yes, use them. But good academic practice would be to credit them as the
source you copied from and provide a link back to their image metadata page for
the image you copied. It would also be nice to have '(from the NYPL Digital
Gallery)' in the caption of the image you use.
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