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First hub: scared about my photo

  1. themist profile image60
    themistposted 7 years ago

    I've been trying to do it for ages but I've just submitted the first of my hubs. I was scared about the picture I submitted because when I was uploading it I noticed it said I needed to own the photo? I'm not sure if this is true but can someone take a quick look and tell me if I should delete it or not?

    Many thanks

    1. lucieanne profile image79
      lucieanneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think it depends where you upload your pics from, and if they have a copyright. I was told that wikipedia pics can be uploaded freely but if they are owned by someone else you have to get their permission

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Lucieanne, you were told wrong.  Wikipedia photos can't be uploaded freely. 

        Most of them are under a Creative Commons licence, just like Flickr. You have to thank the photographer and include a hyperlink back to their site.

        I just wrote a Hub on how to get "legal" photos from Flickr, you'll find it on my profile under latest Hubs.

  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    No. You cannot just take any old picture off of the Internet and use it as you want to. Photos are copyrighted, just as our writings are. Now, I don't think that Coca Cola is going to mind you giving their brand free advertising, but I would be careful about others you might use.

    There are a few places where you can download photos and use under a Creative Commons license. There are a few threads in the forums here about it that you can search for.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    The pictures look fine but you need to state your source for them.

    There is a place to ask about hubs though. The Extreme Hub Makeover is where your questions concerning a particular hub should go and it would be helpful if you placed a link with the question to the hub. Makes it easier to find when you start getting a lot of hubs written.

    1. themist profile image60
      themistposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      cool, i just saw that this thread got promptly moved to the extreme hub makeover. Thanks whoever did that!