Q: What are the copyright rules concerning use of clipart images available in Microsoft Word? This thread is locked from future replies

I assume that you can not use them in an item that you will sell i.e. a book or piece of art.  Can you use them in a workbook for a seminar (you're being paid to run the seminar, but are not selling the workbooks). 



Clip Art.

The Microsoft Clip Art Gallery provides a compilation of artwork for your personal use. The following guidelines apply to your personal use of clip art:

 You may use clip art in your school assignments and projects.
 You may use clip art in your church brochure.
 You may use clip art for personal, noncommercial uses.
 You may not use clip art to advertise your business.
 You may not use clip art to create a company logo.
 You may not use clip art to illustrate the chapters of a book.

Microsoft licenses artwork from third parties and cannot grant permission for you to redistribute the artwork. If you need artwork that you can redistribute, our Clip Art partners at Office Online provide a variety of images you can license.

For more information on the terms of use that apply to Clip Art, refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA) that accompanied the product from which you obtained the clip art. If you obtained the artwork from Office Online, you can find the EULA at


Use of Microsoft Copyrighted Content

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