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Would I get in trouble for having this picture on my site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dantechit, May 28, 2012.

  1. dantechit

    dantechit Junior Member

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    I found it on google. Can I use it or do I have to figure out who owns it and contact them?
     
  2. krayzietalent

    krayzietalent Junior Member

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    Lol Topanga. And I'm sure you could probably use it without any problems, people use images all the time they don't own the rights to use, or have the "official" rights to use. If you're website or whatever starts getting any real traffic though you could run into problems.
     
  3. RonieizBad

    RonieizBad Newbie

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    c'mon if google can use it, you can use it too - just write below the image where it is from to be secure.
     
  4. walandio

    walandio Senior Member

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    that's my girl.. you should give me royalties..
     
  5. dantechit

    dantechit Junior Member

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    Yeah she is. And wearing a Bears jersey at that..
     
  6. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Power Member

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    You would not be any trouble. Maximum, you will be contacted by the owner and asked to put it down(probability-1%). Compare the risk and the benefits and make a decision. :)
     
  7. linkmonster

    linkmonster Power Member

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    there will be no problem , You can use it well there are unlimited members they are using it......
     
  8. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    boy meets world?
     
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    dvharpson5i Newbie

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    It's a very old photo, so, I guess there's nothing wrong if you won't be able to put credits below the picture. However, if the website came from a photography site or a big company, then, you should credit them for it.
     
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    directaxcess Power Member

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    While this may be a good method, the pictures it yields are completely unrelated to the keyword (in a lot of cases). A lot of webmasters just steal images from Google images and call it a day -- I used to do the exact same thing for all my sites. Recently however, I decided that creating my own personal images was a much better idea and gave a more unique feel to my websites. On top of that, I don't have to worry about any copyright issues; so although it may be a little bit of extra work for me, I know at the end of the day I'll have no chances of any issues in the future.