Q: If I have an educational account on social media where I do publish rare and --->

If I have an educational account on social media where I do publish rare and exclusive pictures of historical personalities found in archives, mentioning the exact sources of where those exhibits were taken from, is it legal to also put the name of my account on these exhibits (tags) If I do some sort of edit accompanied with articles?

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Dale S. Gribow
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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It is generally legal to publish rare and exclusive pictures of historical personalities found in archives, as long as you have obtained the necessary permissions and licenses to use those images. When you use these images, it is important to give proper credit to the original source, and it sounds like you are already doing this by mentioning the exact sources of where the exhibits were taken from.

Regarding putting the name of your account on the exhibits (tags), this is typically allowed as long as it is done in a non-deceptive manner and is not likely to cause confusion about the ownership or origin of the images. However, if you are adding significant creative elements to the images, such as overlays or text, it may be important to obtain additional permissions or licenses to use the images in this way.

As always, it is important to ensure that you are not infringing on any intellectual property rights, including copyrights or trademarks, when using these images. If you have any questions or concerns about the legality of your use of these images, you may want to consult with an intellectual property attorney.

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