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