With respect to the uploading of copyrighted or access-restricted images to the Ten Thousand Rooms platform, project editors are able to upload such materials provided that they mark the images as copyright-protected or access-restricted. (For a step-by-step guide, see the Adding Project Texts and Uploading Images tutorial.) Marking uploaded images as copyright-protected or access-restricted triggers two automatic changes within the platform:
- Marked images will only be viewable by members of that particular project. All other users will be unable to view the images.
- Membership in that project will be restricted to a maximum of thirty (30) members in order to prevent the distribution of the images.
Any original content produced within the project on the basis of such images (for example, a transcription or translation of an ancient Chinese manuscript whose photographs were published in the last few decades) would be viewable by users outside of the project.