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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by lanmonkey, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. lanmonkey

    lanmonkey Newbie

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    Hi I've downloaded some Shutterstock pics off the pirate bay. They are pirate obviously. If I were to use them in some ebooks or on my blog can Shutterstock tell I didn't pay for them? How would they know I didn't have a Shutterstock account under another name?
     
  2. andrecampbell

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    I think you're worrying too much. :) You can also check out pexels.com for free stock photos.
     
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    bcslbrands Junior Member

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    no the worst that happens is you will get a cease and desist from them to pull the photo or pay for it.
     
  4. HardPlayer

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    I think that the Shutterstock will never find out that you wasn't paid for that photos.
     
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    PirateBay still works? :biggrin:
     
  6. HoneyHelper

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    You can use Google Imaged....just select 'free to use and share' option in the advanced setting option ;)
     
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  7. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    i use pixabay all images are free to use commercially and no attribution needed
     
  8. Content Mario

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    Shutterstock has no issues for using not paid images for me.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    There are a few ways they can identify the images, 3 of which are through the following:

    • Meta data contained in the image (you may have noticed this with Shuttershock images when you upload them to Wordpress; some of the data fields are automatically filled in)
    • Copyright Nazis (People who patrol the Internet reporting what they suspect to be copyrighted content).
    • The owners doing a reverse image search.
    There are probably other ways that they find the images, although these are just a few that I could think of.
     
  10. BriefEncounter

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    Just use free image sites like Pixabay and save yourself the potential trouble of getting into legal trouble.
     
  11. Wrong Turn

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    there are lot of free to use images and you can go for another suggestions
     
  12. SEO FOX

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    Remove shutterstock easily by photoshop and use the photos
     
  13. patrickthomas

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    Well, if you are caught doing this, you will be asked to tell shutterstock about the account you have on shuttorstock and later they will ask you the payment invoice for the image.
    You will be penalized and maye sued also.

    Unless caught, use it without caring. LOL not recommended
     
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  15. blogzandstuff

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    they could detect meta in the photos, but i doubt it if you strip the meta out. if they are unique by an artist and only on their site then yes you'll get caught, if not then i doubt it
     
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    when you are a big corporation and have a pretty good income as an ecommerce site, buy your own photos.
     
  17. davids355

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    They probably won't be able to tell easily but they probably could if they wanted to. I guess it depends how big you think the ebook will be - if you are going to make a lot of money from it then it would be silly using stolen images because you would risk losing that income/being sued if you get caught.

    You can also use Google images as said above to find royalty free images, or sites such as Pixabay.com where you can get loads of royalty free images - also very high quality stuff.
     
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    lot of free to share images in google image use those images
     
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    Yes, they might know it and FBI could come to your house and seize and deceased everything
     
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