Before downloading images, carefully read the site's copyright/usage policies. Look for the terms "copyright" or "usage". Some websites/databases allow free usage of their images, while others require that you ask permission or pay a fee.
Use of images by individuals for educational purposes is generally considered fair use. If money changes hands or the image is used for publication (of some sort) then image users need to receive approval from image creators or owners before use to avoid copyright law violation.
To find out copyright policies for the resources below, click on the "more" link below each resource description, and/or look for the terms "copyright" or "usage" within each resource.
Faculty may use protected health information (PHI) including images, in education and training (included in HIPAA's definition of health care operations). This means that the faculty may use PHI in lectures, case presentations, or in other classroom settings for educational purposes for students, residents, and other faculty within the university setting.
Faculty, residents, or students cannot use PHI in external settings, such as conferences, unless specifically authorized to do so by the patient.
This question focuses on the issue of permission for use of photographs taken here at MUSC (or of MUSC sponsored events).
From Joe Good, University Counsel: You have raised an issue of "privacy". In reality, the group we should be most sensitive to is pictures and videos of patients. Other types do not present the potential problems that patients do. Having said that, I will attempt to answer your inquiries: