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Best Answer The Examiner-1 says
Oh, really, thank you! Okay, so if we find such, then we must indicate under the photo, "for public use, etc."? Or is it okay just to put Google dot com?
If it is positively free then you do not have to paste a source, it is just safe.
Otherwise you have to contact the person (by phone, email, etc.) for permission to use it and then you definitely should paste who the source is, if they allowed use.
Oh I never noticed that myself that fine print. I have to check for that then.
Thanks so much, The Examiner, for the additional clarification! I knew about having to contact the person, if not, and then say "used with permission." Appreciate you!
I always read the fine print, even on Wikimedia for sometimes even they do not allow it, if I cannot find it I do not use it. In the beginning I erred but I am more careful now.
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JS Matthew says
That is what I thought! I see many here using them and, even high-scoring hubbers, so I thought something had changed. Even if they say they are using Google images and site it, they are not legal, is what I thought all along.
We only have the right to use someone else's photos if they allow us to and if we properly attribute them. You could actually get sued for copyright infringement!
Thanks JS, yes, exactly! That is what I thought all along is the case.
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Thanks Laurie. All I have read is that we are to use those from Wikimedia commons or other legal sites otherwise it will using copyrighted images and not legal. I know of many legal sites, but Google does have great images and easy to find.