Can I use an image from somebody else in my paper or thesis?

Fair Use rules (in Dutch: citaatrecht) allow you to quote images, works of art, photographs and short video and audio fragments and reuse these in your paper or thesis, as long as the source is properly indicated. Furthermore, quotes must be functional, and can not only be used merely to liven up or embellish your work. For using an image on the cover of your thesis, you will need permission from the copyright owner.