Are google images public domain?

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  1. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Just a thought that pop'd into my head. Are Google images public domain?

    Im interested in hearing this (I google'd , couldn't find a solid answer)
     
  2. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Considering Google scrapes images from around the net, I'm guessing quite a few of them are copyrighted or trademarked.

    So no, they aren't public domain - Hopefully I understood the question correctly lol
     
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    charlietree Registered Member

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    No but people are constantly using images from my site and I usually dont do anything about it. In the case of the plane flying into a building down the street from my apartment (Austin, Tx not New York, NY) I had to enforce it because I went through a lot of trouble to get those pics...

    But for the most part none of the images on Google are public domain as far as I know.

    The number one web site for you should be Ibiblio:

    Ibiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive
    http://www.ibiblio.org

    And this one is also of great use:

    Wikipedia - Public domain resources
    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_resources
     
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    SSL9000J Regular Member

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    You could also try Flickr, using the advanced search look for "creative commons." Those images are public domain.