All right to link to an image?

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  1. UnnamedHarald profile image96
    UnnamedHaraldposted 5 years ago

    All right to link to an image?

    Is it all right to link to an image that is not available for commercial reuse? The image would not appear in my hub (just the link) and the link would go to the author's image. Is this kosher from HubPage's viewpoint? Does this violate the author's copyright?

  2. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 5 years ago

    Why not just take your own picture of something similar?  Then you do not have to worry about this.

  3. UnnamedHarald profile image96
    UnnamedHaraldposted 5 years ago

    In this case, it's a very particular and unique image of a near-microscopic thingy and I'm afraid my electronic microscope is on the fritz.

  4. Duchessoflilac1 profile image73
    Duchessoflilac1posted 5 years ago

    Get permission from the author to link it before you do. That should cover you.

  5. Greekgeek profile image93
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    To be careful of copyright, link to the page where the image is found. (That is, don't link to the raw picture without context, but link to it wherever its owner put it, in context, so that readers will see whatever the author wanted them to see with that photo).

    If you do that, you're using the web as it's meant to be used. You can LINK to other people's webpages. You just can't take things FROM their pages without permission.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think your answer is the best answer and one that will keep us all from getting into trouble when it comes to using other's  images. Without express permission, the ground is shaky. Linking to the owner's website is the safest bet.

    2. Judi Bee profile image95
      Judi Beeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Greekgeek - there is no need to obtain permission to use a link to the site.  That's the kind of organic backlink we all want.

    3. SweetiePie profile image83
      SweetiePieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Taking your own pictures is actually better, but make sure it is just not a picture of some thing you are not allowed to photograph.  I have been writing online for years and have received search engine traffic from my own photographs.

  6. AlexK2009 profile image92
    AlexK2009posted 5 years ago

    If you have the author's permission  it would,as I understand it, be alright to link to the image. If not not.  However if you have their permission they may let you take and display a reduced resolution image.

    If you do not have their permission then a link to the page would be all you can do.

    In those circumstances I would start thinking about reworking the hub to avoid using the picture.

  7. Larry Fields profile image78
    Larry Fieldsposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a lawyer. That said, I don't think that garden variety picture-linking should be an issue. I did that recently with a dodgy 'Bigfoot photo' on another website. This should be even more 'fair use' than the accepted practice of quoting the first sentence of a blog post, as a teaser, and then providing a link to the entire article.

    However hot-linking may be a different ball of wax.

  8. profile image0
    ghiblipgposted 5 years ago

    I would suggest only use photos that you have right to use it to prevent violating any regulation.
    One of the ways is do a Advance Google search and only use photos that are copy right free and can be use commercially. Since you are going to place Adsense on your hub. Guess photos that are allowed to use commercially should be more appropriate.


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