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Do you steal photos?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by randybishop, Mar 15, 2016.

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Do you steal photos?

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  1. randybishop

    randybishop Elite Member

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    Do you steal photos online and use on your web sites?
     
  2. immaletyoufinish

    immaletyoufinish Regular Member

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    Of course. Little bit of photoshop/gimp magic and you make them look like your own too haha.
     
  3. NobelNerd

    NobelNerd Power Member

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    I don't even use photoshop , Download rename and use
     
  4. saberfang94

    saberfang94 Junior Member

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    not on my website but for my dummy fb acounts
     
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No, I either create my own images or I find images that have been labelled for reuse and then I alter them.
     
  6. HoNeYBiRD

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    Only if stealing already stolen goods count. lol

    Photos are rehashes/stolen moments of reality.
    When you re-use a copyrighted image, you steal from a thief (=photographer). :)
     
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  7. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ha ha, I suppose that's one way of looking at it!
    :cool:
     
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  8. bewzby

    bewzby Junior Member

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    I don't, not worth the risk for me, especially when there are plenty of free sources where I usually find exactly what I need without too much extra effort.

    Pixabay
    Morguefile
    picjumbo
    StockSnap.io


     
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  9. jessest

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    hmm stock photos yes but not private i just feel guilty, probably the wrong forum for guilt haha
     
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    Great Gatsby Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would also go for the free sources and slightly alter them for usage.

     
  11. towelfox

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    No I find creative commons images labeled for commercial use with modifications allowed and modify them if needs be. If I need to use a licensed image i buy the license. I'm not preaching and I'm not concerned about moral issues I would just prefer to avoid legal hassle
     
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    think it depends where you are from. For example in india or china nobody will care about stolen pictures. Different in Europe or US
     
  13. Reaver

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    Nope.

    There's no reason to. Sites like Pixabay have never let me down.
     
  14. Hawkster

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    If its in google images then yeah. Although i do try to find images labelled for re-use first.
     
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    Sometimes, but I alway try to find a free alternative from sites like

    stocksnap.io
    freeimages.com
     
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    Yes Yes I Do,
    After that I alter them a little using PS to stay away from copyright.

    But I do use Pixabay to grab some bundles.

    Cheers
     
  18. starki

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    I don't want anyone to steal my content, so I don't steal content or pictures. The golden rule, one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated. Yeah, maybe old fashioned, but I believe in Karma.

    There are plenty of sources for 100% free CC0 (public domain) images, there is even an official Creative Commons search engine to find pictures (and other media like sound, videos) that are free for commercial use, from various sources like Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay or even Google Images at http://search.creativecommons.org
     
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    No. Thanks for the shares. Pixabay looks just the ticket. Most grateful