16 Illustrations and artwork
16.5 Permissions and acknowledgements
Most illustrations are protected by copyright law and permission (clearance) must be obtained in good time from the copyright holder to reproduce any illustrations not originated by the author specifically for a particular publication. These include illustrations from other publications, including your own material if it has been previously published elsewhere, pictures taken by professional photographers, and material taken from the Internet. Where there is any doubt (e.g. when a modified version of an illustration is to be used) it is prudent to ask for permission. Keep a record of all correspondence relating to obtaining permissions. For more information, see
The moral rights (see
Illustrations may also be sourced through picture libraries. These are agencies that represent the creators or the assigned copyright holders of images and sell licences for the images they hold. Some picture libraries also provide images that are in the public domain.
The wording of the copyright information may be stipulated by the copyright holder. This should be included at the end of the caption itself, unless the copyright holder instructs otherwise.