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How To Use Pics On The Internet Legally

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  1. tunescool

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    How To Use Pics On The Internet Legally

    You cannot use images that you find online for your websites or personal use. They may be copyrighted and it is illegal. Whoever owns that image can and may take legal action against you. Just one picture can get you a fine worth almost $10,000.

    I have been busted for copyright infringement myself for 8 pics, 8 pics at $150,000 a piece puts me in jail for life because I can't afford that. They did not sue me though because i was not using the images for profit, didn't have any ads on my site.

    You will get no warning, you won't have a chance to ask if you can take it down. If someone finds one of their images on your site and takes action, which can happen to anyone living in a country with copyright laws, you are going to be moved upon without your knowledge and you will be in a bad situation like i was, and scared like hell like you wouldn't believe.

    No matter your age, where you live, what images you are using, why you think there's no way that you're not gonna get busted, if you used only one pic that wasn't yours

    You can get busted for copyright

    This includes

    • Any pic you may have used for your blog articles
    • Any image you used for a logo or header
    • Any pic on any forum you may have posted
    • Your avatar or any signature on any site on the internet
    Current Fair Use image copyright laws say that you?re financially liable for posting copyrighted images even if

    • You did it by accident
    • You immediately take down the picture after receiving a DMCA takedown notice
    • The picture is resized
    • You link back to the photo source and cite the photographer?s name
    • Your site isn?t commercial and you make no money from your blog
    • You have a disclaimer on the site
    • The pic is embedded instead of saved on your server
    • You found it on the Internet
    Here's how you can use images on the internet legally

    While using google to look for an image, go to


    • Images
    • Search Tools
    • Usage Rights
    And a drop down will show options and you can use any image from any of the options

    These images are not copyrighted and noone can sue you for copyright infringement

    There aren't as many images as a regular google search depending on your niche but you won't have any problems. There are sites online where people donate images and it's legal for you to use them, I don't know what they are but you can look them up yourself

    People have been mentioning pixabay.com which is a site you can download legal images.


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  2. bimmerime

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    lol. been using images directly from google images and never had a problem. i also live in a country that has no laws about copyright materials. so i guess this helps too
     
  3. nu2000

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    I'll try your trick.

    the other source.
    Gettyimages offers webmasters to embed their photos legally (with clickable to image sources).
     
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    Thanks for the info, cleared a few things to me!
     
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    This helped out alot, but im wondering does google penalize you on rankings if you happen to use copyrighted images downloaded from google images ? even if u have no idea if they are or aren't :confused:
     
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    thank you for the share.
     
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    Nice guide, I use the same method a lot for obscure stuff, for regular images I normally use pixabay. And occasionally I use stock of I need some premium images :)
     
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    you have to be careful with Gettyimages, better to go with something like pixabay, totally free and no attribution
     
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    The odds are stacked in our favor luckily.

    Thanks for your share tho.
     
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    Jay walking is illegal too. But no one gives a f$&k
     
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    Yeah I found a load of cc tagged images that are definitely not free. Best thing to do is leave a footnote explaining that all images are believed to be cc (whether you believe it to be true or not) and give a straightforward takedown procedure.
     
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    thanks for mentioning pixabay, ill use it myself now and i added to the first post
     
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