I've always wondered is it allowed to use images from the mainstream media such as CBS, CNN, FOX, etc on your own news site? If you credit the images that is. One site that does this with almost all of their news articles is LibertyWriters. They are a huge pro-Trump sensationalist news site, very similar to the ones that popped up during the 2016 US election that uses images from FOX, CNN, NBC as the cover image for a lot of their articles. They also tend to edit their article images too. The image source is always mentioned, but my question here is: How are LibertyWriters doing this? I always thought that mainstream media images couldn't be used on a monetized site, even when the image is credited? Or are they licensing their image rights by paying the big media sites? Can someone who knows about this explain it to me. Thank you.