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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nicoms91, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. nicoms91

    nicoms91 Junior Member

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    Hello guys, I need some experienced advices here.

    I started a new site in the women´s health niche a few days ago. The thing is, I used all images from Google, so they are all without license. I was thinking how all this "content curators" could steal all images and even the content and still dont get any legal problems. Look at viralnova for example. So, I dont know if I am exagerating or if I should remove all my images and start using free ones (which by the way suck most of them). My site isnt even receiving 100 uniques per day, but I want to know if I am taking too much risk. One more thing: I live in Argentina, so I dont know if the same laws apply here (I am reasearchin, if anyone has any info please let me know).

    So, what do you think?

    Thanks in advance!
    Bye
     
  2. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    The copyright low to respect is where the content/material is copyrighted, so Argentinian lows doens't metter. I can only say that use free images is better and no one can claim anything.
    I never seen copyright owner ask for money or claim anything, but if you're taking images from famous portals (nulled) you can have a lot of problems, since this sites has an authority.

    This site it's great and free: http://pixabay.com/
     
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    sturose Power Member

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    I grab many images from Google for my sites and videos. If they are on G then they are not exactly private but that doesn't mean someone can't lay claim to ownership. If I get a message claiming ownership of these images I will just remove it and upload a new one.
     
  4. nicoms91

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    Yes, I wouldnt have any problems removing the images, but the thing would be to have any kind of legal issue. I am still trying to understand how this "content curators" manage to copy all the contets...Having a DMCA policy would help?
     
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    They buy the rights from a service.
     
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    great share tnx

     
  7. nicoms91

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    Do you tell me that all this pages with total duplicate content pay the owner? I dont mean for example news sites, but sites like viralnova, where everything there is stolen/borrowed
     
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    You're worrying about this too much IMO, the feds ain't gonna come breaking your door down for a few borrowed pics.

    What do you actually anticipate will happen if you use an image? My guess is the worst that could happen is a request to remove it.
     
  9. Ali_Moslehi

    Ali_Moslehi Registered Member

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    you must search image under free license ( like creative common ). it lets you use that image, the only thing that you should do is at the end of your article write a name and link of image publisher
     
  10. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My website contains screenshots and images that I've created myself for the most part, but for the few images I did discover on Google Images, I used the usage rights setting in the search tools. Usage rights allows you to search for the following images:

    • Not filtered by license
    • Labelled for reuse with modification
    • Labelled for reuse
    • Labelled for noncommerical reuse with modification
    • Labelled for noncommerical reuse
    If you're using it for business purposes, you can select "Labelled for reuse", or you can select "Labelled for reuse with modification" if you don't mind modifying the image a bit.
     
  11. gary2

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    you can add a link where if one feels there image are copied they can apply there and you can take the image down... or give them credits on your website to avoid any copyright issue
     
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  12. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ah, giving them credit and possibly a link on your website is a good idea! That could probably keep some of the smaller copyright owners at bay, but the larger companies will not humour it.
     
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    Always best to try and use your own photos or stock photos.