Use of Molecular Model and Crystal Structure Model Images


Unless otherwise noted, the images on this website are © Miramodus 2018 but may, on a non-exclusive basis, be reproduced without fee provided credit is clear and visible. Details on how to interpret this are given below, but please feel free to email us if you are unsure or need further explanation.



If you want to use our materials without having to pay, the full image or footage credit must be presented in a clear and readable manner to all users, with the wording:

"Image courtesy of Miramodus Ltd. (".

The credit should not be hidden or disassociated from the image. Links must be active if the image is reproduced online and the 'nofollow' attribute must not be associated with it. See the copyright Q&A section below for further guidance.
Our images may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by Miramodus or any Miramodus employee of a commercial product or service or of any political or social movement or organisation;
We welcome a copy of the product sent to us to be indexed in our archive;
If an image includes a picture of an identifiable person, using that image for commercial purposes is not permitted.



Note that this general permission does not extend to the use of Miramodus' logo, which shall remain protected and may not be used or reproduced without prior and individual written consent of Miramodus. Owners of external websites wishing to link to the Miramodus website may use our logo for the link, provided they have obtained prior authorisation from us, and on the condition that such use is clearly identifiable as a web link.
Scientific papers, code, and text other than press releases, announcements, pictures of the week and captions for images on this site are not being released and cannot be used for non-Miramodus products.
By reproducing any Miramodus material, in part or in full, the user acknowledges the terms on which such use is permitted.

Usage rights Q&A

Our basic intention is to encourage the use of our images and we take a common-sense approach to crediting: our only concern is that you credit clearly, visibly and unambiguously and that the credit is not separated from the image. We understand that the most appropriate way of doing so may vary from case to case. See the Q&A below for some common examples.

Q: I want to use the footage in a YouTube video. Is it OK just to put the credit in the text description?
A: No, as this is hidden inside a tab and therefore not visible as we request. Also it is not visible if the video is embedded in another website. In the special case where you cannot credit the video visibly, please include the credit line ‘burned in’ or overlaid on the video, or clearly visible as a credit at the end.

Q: I am a producer for a TV programme and wish to use your images. Do I need to overlay the credit on the image?
A: You do not need to, provided the credit is clearly visible and reproduced in full at the end of the programme.

Q: I want to add an image to a Wikipedia article, is that okay?

A: No. Wikipedia would require us to release copyright for free commercial use and its links are 'nofollow'.

Q: I am making an electronic game. Where should I place the credit?
A: As long as the credit is clearly visible to all users and reproduced in full, for instance in a splashscreen, all is fine.

Q: I am a picture editor for a newspaper/magazine. Your credit is kind of long. Can’t I just use the first part of the credit?
A: No. Please reproduce the credit in full. This should normally be on the page which the picture is presented on, or on the facing page.

Q: I am a picture editor for a News Agency. We prefer to use our own name as credit for the images and not tell anyone from where we got them. Is that ok?
A: No. Please reproduce the credit in full. This should normally be on the page which the picture is presented on, or on the facing page.

Q: I want to use a picture on the cover of a book/magazine. Does the credit have to appear on the cover?
A: No. Provided it is clearly visible and identified as being the credit for the cover image, the credit can appear in another prominent place in your publication. This could, for example, be the back cover, the inside front cover or the editorial page..

Q: Do I need to send you a physical copy of any products I have made using your imagery or footage?
A: No, an electronic copy (e.g. a photograph or a PDF) is fine. And it is in any case not mandatory to send a copy.

Q: I would like to digitally alter or manipulate an image. Is this OK?
A: Yes, but we still require attribution for the original image..

Q: Can I just overlay the Miramodus logo instead of the credit?
A: No.

Q: I am a journalist. I want to use the text of a press release in a news report. Do I need to credit you?
A: No. News media are excepted from the requirement to credit the text of press releases, announcements, pictures of the week or captions. (You must, however, properly credit any images you use).

Q: I am an editor of a publishing company. I want to use an image in a book. Do I need to credit you?
A: Yes.

Q: I want to use text from the Miramodus website, but it is not part of a press release, announcement, picture of the week or caption. Can I still use this?
A: No, text on the Miramodus website is not released for general use. Please contact us, though, as we are unlikely to decline a polite request for a reasonable request.


If you have further questions, or are in any doubt, please contact [email protected]