Is there any chance that the images that I take from google search and use in my hub breach law and order? If so, then how can I identify that which images I am permitted to use or which I am not?
You can't just take pictures from websites. They must be public domain or used with permission of the rights holder.
It is a foregone conclusion that if you simply look around for images and grab what you want to use in a hub that you have stolen them.
Any image available for such use will have a statement to that effect. Most are of limited nature - either non-commercial use (which means not on a hub) or use is acceptable with attribution to the owner and often only if you don't change them (adding text over the photo, for instance).
But if permission is not expressly stated wherever you got them then they are NOT available for use. Every photo on the web is copyrighted; use of one with express permission constitutes theft.
Have a look at the HP Learning Center entry on proper use of images on HP.
by Jeff Davis7 years ago
is it necessary to cite the origin of your photos if you downloaded them from somewhere? and is it necessary to copyright or somehow mark photos posted that you yourself has taken? thank you in advance for any input.
by Dee Jorillo2 years ago
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by lee7 months ago
I have not used hubpages for around a year and have recently started to get back into it, I must admit that in the beginning I was a little Naive and posted images into my hubs willy nilly without thought of where they...
by Liz Elias2 years ago
If writing an article on strategies for a particular game, would a screenshot or two be considered copyright infringement, or would it come under "fair use?"
by NotPC3 years ago
HubPages is very firm in their rule to only use photos for which you have permission to use. Hypothetically, what happens if you break this rule? I've seen many people using images that are clearly not theirs to use and...
by greathub9 years ago
Is it allowed to use images from news websites?Many a times they have wonderful images.
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