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