Copyright and Using Images on Your Website and Blog Posts By Sharon Sayler A visual can sure add a lot of impact to a website or your blog. Acarbose It can give an immediate "ah-ha" to the reader and attract attention to your articles. Acarbose Adding an image or creative work to your web page or post can make a big difference on the impact of your message. Acarbose Images do grab readers' attention, acarbose but be careful, acarbose you can't use just any image... Acarbose Using a copyrighted image without permission from the creator of the work or the copyright holder is copyright infringement. Acarbose This article is a short introduction to copyright and creative images. Acarbose Please check with an intellectual property attorney for more specifics and to answer your specific questions about copyrights and creative works. You can't just use any image you find and like in blog posts, acarbose on your web site or in printed material. Acarbose The law automatically grants full "copyright" over any creative work a person makes. Acarbose This includes any creative work such as drawings, acarbose photos and text. Acarbose Copyrights are applied to all intellectual property such as books, acarbose websites, acarbose blogs, acarbose photographs, acarbose audio and video recordings, acarbose e.g. Acarbose songs, acarbose music and YouTube videos too. Acarbose When choosing a creative work to use, acarbose make sure that it has a creative common license, acarbose a full-usage, acarbose licensed or granted usage, acarbose or is royalty-free. Acarbose All have limitations and, acarbose except for full-usage, acarbose rarely grant complete usage rights. Acarbose Ask for a copy of the usage license rights and restrictions before purchasing or using an image. Acarbose Many places like Fotosearch.com and PhotoDisc.com have the licenses they use posted on their sites. Images marked as "All Rights Reserved" are copyrighted and require permission from their creator. Acarbose Images marked as "Some Rights Reserved" have a creative commons license applied. Acarbose There are several types of creative commons licenses. Acarbose Each license imposes different restrictions on how you use the images. Acarbose There are four main types of creative common licenses, acarbose "Attribution, acarbose" "Share Alike, acarbose" "Noncommercial, acarbose" "No Derivative Works." Each of the four categories has a variety of license types for different usages, acarbose visit rel=nofollow http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ to learn more. Creative Commons is an organization that provides free content licenses that the person developing the creative piece can apply to their work. Acarbose ( rel=nofollow http://creativecommons.org/license/ ) The artists that choose to use this license are giving people permission to use the licensed piece without having to ask permission, acarbose provided they use it in the manner stated in the Creative Common License. Acarbose Read each Creative Common License carefully as they do vary. When using an image with a creative commons license, acarbose it is important to note the attribution with the image; e.g., acarbose Photo by John Smith licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Acarbose Check with the creator of the image or the website that you get the image from, acarbose e.g. Acarbose Flickr, acarbose for guidelines. Acarbose This will ensure you are compliant with copyright requirements and give credit where credit is due. This article is not meant to be legal advice and you are encouraged to further educate yourself about copyright and the implications to your site. Acarbose Copyright laws vary internationally.
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