All right, I'm new to the hubpage world, but my biggest question has to do with picture and video sources. What crosses the line of legality? Where can I get media for my pages legally? I see all sorts of Youtube videos and pictures that I don't think the author took...but this is the internet. I take many of my own pictures, but sometimes need a supplemental material. Thanks for the help!
The Youtube videos are embedded. So if there is copyright infringement, the person would take the issue up with Youtube. Which in turn would see the video unwatchable in a hub if it is removed.
If a person who uploads the video to Youtube and they are the copyright holder then they can disable embedding if they don't want others to use it in their sites, pages and blogs.
...as for photos, I find Flickr.com supplies all my needs. Just be careful to use photos that have a Creative Commons licence. I usually also specify them to be licensed for commercial use, just to be on the safe side.
You can either go to Flickr, do an Advanced Search and click on "Creative Commons" and "for commercial use" or you can use this link:
Remember you must include a link to the photographer's photostream somewhere in your Hub - some people put it in the photo caption (in which case it's just a url, not a hyperlink). I usually put a hyperlink in the credits at the bottom of my Hub.
I agree, I've seen photos on Hubs which I suspect have been used without permission. Remember, though, that there are Hubbers who take their own photos, and that some photos may be in the public domain. I know some Hubbers put a fair bit of effort into tracking down the copyright owner of photos they want to use - personally, I find it easier to stick with Flickr and bigfoto, even though that might mean I miss out on some good shots.
There is another thread that lists legal picture sites.
I use this site
I found this site today: http://www.imageafter.com/images.php
Thank you so much for all your help! I try to take all my own pictures, but sometimes I just don't have the right material or the lighting sucks. In fact, we are supposedly 60 days behind weather wise where I live, so while it should be sunny all the apple blossoms are dying in the frost and overcast weather. Once again, I really appreciate the help.
This site is also a good source of getting pictures to use for hubages http://www.morguefile.com/
All this may change if the orphan works legislation in congress passes as it appears it might. We'll have an easier time using other people's work without permission (at an incredible cost of losing virtually all our natural IP rights).
What about making screen captures form a DVD or videotape for a film review (rather than using)?
by Richieb799 8 years ago
I have heard you can't use images from google etc, is using youtube video risky too?
by Wavie 3 years ago
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by Rachael A. Lund 9 years ago
Hi, I'm new here and have been reading a ton on here to find out what I can and can't do before I create my first hub. What are the rules when it comes to using photos you find on the web? What are the rules for using youtube videos? Thanks, Rachael
by MacPharlain 4 years ago
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by Jake Brannen 5 years ago
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by markbennis 8 years ago
Hello all, this might seem a stupid one but I still haven't figured it out yet. What is the score with applying photos to your hub, I mean can you just scroll the web and copy any photo you like?? I'm confused.... I understand the video aspect and that's cool embedded Url?? well...
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