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?
Why not just take your own picture of something similar? Then you do not have to worry about this.
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.
Get permission from the author to link it before you do. That should cover you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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