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. Fenocor 67 It can give an immediate "ah-ha" to the reader and attract attention to your articles. Fenocor 67 Adding an image or creative work to your web page or post can make a big difference on the impact of your message. Fenocor 67 Images do grab readers' attention, fenocor 67 but be careful, fenocor 67 you can't use just any image... Fenocor 67 Using a copyrighted image without permission from the creator of the work or the copyright holder is copyright infringement. Fenocor 67 This article is a short introduction to copyright and creative images. Fenocor 67 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, fenocor 67 on your web site or in printed material. Fenocor 67 The law automatically grants full "copyright" over any creative work a person makes. Fenocor 67 This includes any creative work such as drawings, fenocor 67 photos and text. Fenocor 67 Copyrights are applied to all intellectual property such as books, fenocor 67 websites, fenocor 67 blogs, fenocor 67 photographs, fenocor 67 audio and video recordings, fenocor 67 e.g. Fenocor 67 songs, fenocor 67 music and YouTube videos too. Fenocor 67 When choosing a creative work to use, fenocor 67 make sure that it has a creative common license, fenocor 67 a full-usage, fenocor 67 licensed or granted usage, fenocor 67 or is royalty-free. Fenocor 67 All have limitations and, fenocor 67 except for full-usage, fenocor 67 rarely grant complete usage rights. Fenocor 67 Ask for a copy of the usage license rights and restrictions before purchasing or using an image. Fenocor 67 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. Fenocor 67 Images marked as "Some Rights Reserved" have a creative commons license applied. Fenocor 67 There are several types of creative commons licenses. Fenocor 67 Each license imposes different restrictions on how you use the images. Fenocor 67 There are four main types of creative common licenses, fenocor 67 "Attribution, fenocor 67" "Share Alike, fenocor 67" "Noncommercial, fenocor 67" "No Derivative Works." Each of the four categories has a variety of license types for different usages, fenocor 67 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. Fenocor 67 ( 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, fenocor 67 provided they use it in the manner stated in the Creative Common License. Fenocor 67 Read each Creative Common License carefully as they do vary. When using an image with a creative commons license, fenocor 67 it is important to note the attribution with the image; e.g., fenocor 67 Photo by John Smith licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Fenocor 67 Check with the creator of the image or the website that you get the image from, fenocor 67 e.g. Fenocor 67 Flickr, fenocor 67 for guidelines. Fenocor 67 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. Fenocor 67 Copyright laws vary internationally.
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