"Copyright law is still evolving when it comes to the fair use of photos and images on the web. The use of images in any format is a complex issue. Determining fair use often depends on the circumstances."
In general, when it comes to downloading images from the web, it has been determined by the courts that it is within fair use to download thumbnail images from a web site without asking permission or paying a licensing fee.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries is a depository library for U.S. documents. The libraries receive approximately 57% of the material made available for deposit. Most of the materials currently received are online. The libraries are also a depository for Ohio documents and selected United Nations publications.
The primary mission of the unit is to support the general collecting activities of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, which serves the entire university community. In accordance with the requirements defined in the Legal requirements & program regulations of the Federal Depository Library Program and the Federal Depository Library Handbook, this unit also strives to serve the government information needs of the constituents of the 1st U.S. Congressional District of Ohio.