Photography Terms of Usage and Copyright Information

By use of this site and downloading of file(s) you agree to our usage terms.

The Missouri State University Board of Governors holds the copyright of still and motion imagery produced by creative services. Said imagery may not be duplicated, reproduced, or used in any way without the express written permission of Missouri State creative services or the Division of Marketing and Communications.

In purchasing photography from Missouri State creative services, you are purchasing the rights to use this Image for an agreed upon purpose. No ownership interest or copyright in any Image shall pass to you by the download of an Image or by the granting of the license to reproduce an image. No permission is granted or implied to use the images for any other purpose than that stated in this agreement.

You may not:

  1. Transfer, re-sell, distribute or sub-license the rights to the Image(s).
  2. Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of the Image(s).
  3. Use the Image(s) in any way that could be considered defamatory, libelous, pornographic, obscene, immoral, or fraudulent. Not to be used in negative ads.

All images on this site are copyrighted by virtue of creation. A copyright is the exclusive right granted to "authors" under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 to copy, adapt, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display their works of authorship, such as literary works, databases, musical works, sound recordings, photographs, and other still images, and motion picture and other audiovisual works.

Photographic archive

Missouri State creative services maintains a large digital image archive. Images are available for purchase, including stock photography and photos from public campus events such as conferences, sporting events, receptions, lectures, dedications, award ceremonies and so forth.

The Free Use Gallery is a selective choice of images we consider most likely to be of interest for university publication projects.