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Can you trust origin of images on Pixybay?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Phil15, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Phil15

    Phil15 Newbie

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    Hi guys, I have been doing some research on copyrighting images on BHW. I know that for example pixybay can be used for free images with CC0 tag which the photographer (poster) himself declares.

    Question: how do I know the photographer himself simply did not steal the image, put the CC0 license on it and claimed it as his?

    What if tomorrow they decide it is no longer a CC0 image and decide to change the license? Would I be at risk of infringement?
     
  2. starki

    starki Power Member

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    You don't, most images are probably CC0, but Pixabay doesn't give legal guarantees. This risk comes with Wikimedia Commons and other free sources, too. But even with paid stock photos, there is always a residual risk. Maybe very low, neliglible, but never zero risk.

    Bad luck, yes, if Getty e.g. buys/acquires the portfolio of a photographer, they always tend to go after those "subsequent infringements", even if the images were CC0 before.
     
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  3. socressor

    socressor Newbie

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    Everytime there is a risk...but I use them since years. And I got no problem dude :)
     
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