Christina Gleason posted:Robert Nicholson posted:
Here's another (very underutilized) source of images. Work created by government employees, under US law, is not entitled to domestic copyright protection. If you go to the websites of most government agencies and dig around a little, you'll usually find a library of free images. I've used images from the USDA, FDA, and of course NASA.
Just be careful not to use any image you find on a government website. Many of them use stock images from Getty and other paid photo sources to accompany articles. (I had a client run into issues because of that. Getty loves to send out copyright violation notices with fines that threaten legal action if you don't pay.) It's pretty clear which images are generated by NASA, but use some due diligence to determine the source of images used on other government agency websites!
Yes, good point. What I'm talking about is specific image repositories that each agency makes available.