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Using stock images from others but with correct citations?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kweiss, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. kweiss

    kweiss Newbie

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    A friend of mine gave me his pack of stock images that he legally purchased with all the proof.

    At that moment I realised that I could actually just take the images from his website and use the citations he had been using all this while. Theoretically it would seem that I would have bought the stock images as well.

    My question is, how would anyone (especially the stock image provider company) know whether the images I use are legally purchased or are stolen from other websites although properly cited?

    Any ideas what could happen?
     
  2. loedown

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    The only real way they would know is if they took down what websites it was used on. Not sure.
     
  3. kweiss

    kweiss Newbie

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    hmmm....bummer. I would really like to know if the companies have a way to find out. If not, then these companies will most like go bankrupt if people just steal and quote/cite the images properly. Or am I missing something?