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Royalty Free Images Use

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Hopeful, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Hopeful

    Hopeful Regular Member

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    So, I've been cleaning up my Authority Site and trying to basically make it 100% legal in the sense that I'm not using Google images. I just started using Fotolia and their TOS is incredibly confusing. I don't understand if I am allowed to post the Medium size pictures I downloaded onto my website and if I have to give credit to the photographer? Anyone have a general rule of thumb for using Royalty Free images on authority websites?

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  2. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    I'd give reference to the image creator/owner in the caption to be safe. Usually that's enough to cover yourself but sometimes there's more to it.
    Of course I know nothing of Fotolia.
     
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    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Also add a "Removal" request section on the site as well.
     
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  4. Hopeful

    Hopeful Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, so I added photo credits for both the photographer and Fotolia in the caption. I will update my TOS section on my site with something about photo removal as well.

    Also, to go the extra mile, I edited the royalty free images that I uploaded to lower their pixel ratio (i.e. 1500x800 vs 800x500) so now the max photo size a user of my website can download is much lower, so I think I'm protecting the images a little better that way.

    More advice would be appreciated. I'm going to be contacting Fotolia sometime during the week to see if I can get any more answers.