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Do You Have To Give Credit To Copied Photos In Articles?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kieranight, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Kieranight

    Kieranight Junior Member

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    'ello everyone,
    For the majority of my articles I take a good related article, rewrite it and use it as my own. However, I have been using the same images as the original article did (So their images). I guess this isn't really allowed, so should I put "Photo Credit [Insert Here]" at the bottom of my articles or should I just ditch those photos and look for uncopyrighted ones on Google?
    Thanks,
    ~Kieran
     
  2. blackiscool

    blackiscool Newbie

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    Look for your own images from royal free sources, or buy them.
     
  3. hospits

    hospits Newbie

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    Give credit to the owner or look in google for similar images. Filter the results (only royalty free images). These are your only options. Good luck!
     
  4. HoneyHelper

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    Yes! you have to do that unless they are royalty free!
     
  5. Kieranight

    Kieranight Junior Member

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    Ok, thanks guys! I will look for some different pictures to put in then and if I can't find any I will just give credit at the bottom :)
     
  6. Jumbuck1976

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    I wouldn't bother giving credit to people. However, I wouldn't use the same photos from the original article. Reason being that it would take 2 minutes for the original website owner to run a Google image search and discover your blog - then discover the mild copying going on. That would open the door for all sorts of issues depending on the resources said website can throw at you. It could be legal battle if it's a huge company, or a nasty neg seo attack if it just happens to be a guy off this forum! Human beings can be funny and bitter so it's just better to keep your stuff away from them and live a peaceful, easy life in the shadows!

    Just think about how people can discover what you're doing and cover those tracks over, it's the BH way!
     
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  7. BuildMoreLinks

    BuildMoreLinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    most of the times it won't matter, but always just try to get a free one from a stock image site.
     
  8. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I generally use creative commons images with a link. It's also what the big news sites do.
     
  9. brkseven

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    If you're in the Western World, you are asking for trouble! Giving credit is enough if that's what the copyright owner agrees to it, otherwise it's whatever he wants for you to accept or not. Try public domain or CC with attribution. Other thing, don't use the same images, because in case the article is in borderline violation of copyright, that may tip the scales! Good luck!
     
  10. Kieranight

    Kieranight Junior Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I will scrap the original article's photos and find some new ones :) Thanks for the input.
     
  11. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Find similar images in google is also a good idea
     
  12. ChEcKeD

    ChEcKeD Senior Member

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    You dont 'have' to do anything.
     
  13. UptonGoodwin

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    You seem to have already made the right choice. But you are really opening yourself up for some serious issues by doing that. Rewriting someone's article and then using their possibly copyrighted image on your website.

    Wouldn't take too long for someone to DMCA your website and possibly get you into legal trouble if you're in the same country as them (copyright infringement and possible plagiarism depending on how you rewrote their article).
     
  14. TheSEOWizard

    TheSEOWizard Power Member

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    In reality you cannot use them at all and the image creator can still file DMCA even if you credit him/her. But you can at least be relatively safer by giving them credit and you can cite fair use in case there is any problem in the future. Anyways, it also makes ethical sense if you copy a lot. :p

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use