for users of Pathology Core Pictures

January 2013

Licensing of Pathology Core Pictures

The basic concept for handling of pathology core pictures is described above. Please follow the necessary procedures in accordance with the specific licensing conditions given below:

  • 1)Cases where licensing is not necessary:

    When pathology core pictures are used by a limited number of persons at educational or training facilities for non-profit purposes, no licensing is required. Specifically, when teachers use them as educational materials at medical schools, or students use them for learning, when supervisory doctors or residents, etc., use them for learning at medical institutions, or when they are used as educational materials for non-profit purposes, such as preparation for qualifying or specialist examinations, no licensing is necessary.
  • 2)Cases where licensing is necessary:

    When they are used for non-profit purposes, and by many and unspecified people, authority citation is required. For example, when public or equivalent institutions/businesses (incl. mass media, etc.) use them as information materials on diseases for the public or audience, the authority should be cited.
  • 3)Cases where use of the core pictures is not permitted as a general rule:

    Their use is not permitted for profit or commercial purposes (incl. publication of pathology-related documents).

Taizo Shiraishi
Chairman of Editorial Board,
The Japanese Society of Pathology