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Can one get in trouble if....

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image77
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    you use a picture from the web which says it may be subject to copy right?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You have to find out if it is copyright free or not.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image77
        schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If you don't bother and it's not copyright free what happens?

        also how do you find out?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    There is a chance that the person who owns the copyright would sue you if they found it. Besides, it's unethical.

    You have to find out who owns the rights to the photograph and ask their permission to use it, or just go to sites that offer copyright free images and you won't have to worry about it.

  3. Rebecca E. profile image87
    Rebecca E.posted 5 years ago

    I simply don't use something like that as UW says it's simply a bad idea.

  4. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    What the previous posters said is correct.

    If you don't have access to your own photos, it's better instead to seek Creative Commons images on Wikicommons or in Flickr, and provide the necessary attribution in the Photo Capsule.

    Simone and Robin are working on a Learning Center entry on it, in fact.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image77
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thankyou.
      I'm afraid I've made this mistake hundreds of times. Must I fix and delete most of my photos? Or will HP tell us like they did some other things??

      1. Jason Menayan profile image61
        Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Our moderators will only tell you if the image is pixelated/grainy or if it has a watermark.

        If it's copyrighted, though, and you've used it without permission, the copyright holder could ask you to take it down or, as Uninvited Writer said, sue you.

        I would consider taking out those pictures that you're not sure you have the right to, and replace them with your own or with properly-attributed Creative Commons ones. smile

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image77
          schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          thankyou

 
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