I'm quite green here, but I did look around first and did not see the answer to my question.
I completely understand and have no problem with proper attribution for images, but based on what the Learning Center says about acceptable images and what I see on other hubs, it does not seem to jive.
To be more specific, I primarily write about comics and comic creators, and I was under the impression one could not simply include images of comic art that were not public domain. But on other hubs I see this all the time. They are attributed to their source material, but not the artist or copyright holder per se. For example, I've seen pictures of Spider-Man that are attributed to the particular comic issue where it is from, but it doesn't attribute the artist specifically.
Obviously, I would love to include better images than the scare Wikimedia Commons selections or photos of my tablet screen that I took myself.
So what's the official correct way to go about this?
Thank you in advance.
It really depends upon the specific image and the copyright.
If the image is not public domain, then you will need to attribute the image according to the copyright owner's requirements.
Especially in cases of commercial use, which having revenue generating ads falls under, you may not be able to use the image without specific permission from the copyright holder.
Simply referencing the issue number is not sufficient and even if you attribute the actual artist, using the image may still violate the copyright.
Ultimately, the best procedure would be to contact the copyright holder and see if you can obtain permission to use such images.
There are of course exceptions for fair use, but those are somewhat narrow parameters and even simply having ads on a Hub could invalidate a fair use claim.
Thank you for the helpful response!
Follow-up question: what about photos taken of other works? For example, is it acceptable to take a photo of a comic that I own and use that image? Seems like it would be a grey area, or maybe not?
Here is a link that should be of help regarding the kind of images that may use for your articles.
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/lega … d_15012674
Thx, I've referred to that many times; it's a bit murky regarding my specific question there.
I see several photos attributed to amazon.com for example, is that acceptable? It doesn't seem to follow the guidelines on that link.
To be honest I wish it were in plainer language.
photos taken of other works? For example, is it acceptable to take a photo of a comic that I own and use that image?
To stay on the safe side it is best if you contact the artist and ask for permission, sometimes the artist or company will allow you to showcase their work as long as you include their information, however it is always wise to consult the owner or company first.
It is generally okay to show the cover as a way of identifying a book or comic. Otherwise look for the images made available for publicity by the publisher.
by tamron 5 years ago
I looked everywhere on bing but can't find if the images can be used or not and if they can be used who do you give credit too Bing or the link?
by ruthwalker 4 years ago
Hi there, joined HP a little while ago but only just got round to writing my first hub. It is going to be an historical piece but seem to be spending most of my time trying to find who owns copyright to the images I would like to use, which are all dated between 1920's and 1950's, and then trying...
by Tina Craven 4 years ago
Have you ever noticed that you spend more time allocating pictures and images for your hubs than you do actually writing it?
by Eric Dockett 2 days ago
I notice a lot of people recommending Pixabay lately. Does anyone know anything about their process for vetting images uploaded by contributors?In other words: What's to prevent someone from stealing copyrighted images and uploading them as their own?I used images from "free" sites when I...
by Jeff Davis 8 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 lee 18 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 came from. I have recently recieved an email from a photo place saying that I...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|