There are a series of steps to follow if you wish to use someone else's work:
Note of caution: When publishing copyrighted content publicly online, it is useful and helpful to provide context for exemptions and/or permissions of the copyrighted content on your website or webpage. For example, you could publish a photo with a caption that states, "Published with permission from John Doe" or "Photo made available here under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act following a fair use evaluation."
Guide to Analyzing Any U.S. Copyright Problem
This is the framework that outlines easy-to-follow guidelines for solving any copyright problem. It was originally created by Kevin Smith and Lisa Macklin as a way to assist anyone in navigating where to begin regarding a "can I use it?" U.S. Copyright problem. It has some added revisions that have adapted the guidelines for the K-State community.
Guide to Analyzing Any U.S. Copyright Problem - Infographic
This infographic can help you analyze any copyright problem and help guide you through an appropriate solution for your individual needs. The framework was originally created by Kevin Smith and Lisa Macklin and has been recreated here as an infographic.