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. Decutan It can give an immediate "ah-ha" to the reader and attract attention to your articles. Decutan Adding an image or creative work to your web page or post can make a big difference on the impact of your message. Decutan Images do grab readers' attention, decutan but be careful, decutan you can't use just any image... Decutan Using a copyrighted image without permission from the creator of the work or the copyright holder is copyright infringement. Decutan This article is a short introduction to copyright and creative images. Decutan 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, decutan on your web site or in printed material. Decutan The law automatically grants full "copyright" over any creative work a person makes. Decutan This includes any creative work such as drawings, decutan photos and text. Decutan Copyrights are applied to all intellectual property such as books, decutan websites, decutan blogs, decutan photographs, decutan audio and video recordings, decutan e.g. Decutan songs, decutan music and YouTube videos too. Decutan When choosing a creative work to use, decutan make sure that it has a creative common license, decutan a full-usage, decutan licensed or granted usage, decutan or is royalty-free. Decutan All have limitations and, decutan except for full-usage, decutan rarely grant complete usage rights. Decutan Ask for a copy of the usage license rights and restrictions before purchasing or using an image. Decutan 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. Decutan Images marked as "Some Rights Reserved" have a creative commons license applied. Decutan There are several types of creative commons licenses. Decutan Each license imposes different restrictions on how you use the images. Decutan There are four main types of creative common licenses, decutan "Attribution, decutan" "Share Alike, decutan" "Noncommercial, decutan" "No Derivative Works." Each of the four categories has a variety of license types for different usages, decutan 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. Decutan ( 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, decutan provided they use it in the manner stated in the Creative Common License. Decutan Read each Creative Common License carefully as they do vary. When using an image with a creative commons license, decutan it is important to note the attribution with the image; e.g., decutan Photo by John Smith licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Decutan Check with the creator of the image or the website that you get the image from, decutan e.g. Decutan Flickr, decutan for guidelines. Decutan 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. Decutan Copyright laws vary internationally.
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