It is a Copyright not a copy write so the term is copyrighted - sounds strange but is correct. As to the legal particulars it has always been my understanding that an artist or writer need only claim copyrights to their work and it is then copyrighted. It is little more than making a claim that 'this is owned" and therefore cannot legally be reproduced without my permission. I am not an attorney but that is the extent of my understanding
actually, for some years now, you don't even have to make the claim - intellectual property automatically has copyright protection. when you capture an image, it's copyrighted.
you can also register your work in DC if you're in the us, but that just sets you up to be able to seek punitive damages if you find someone copying your work.
the sad fact is that there's not really too much small operations can do if they find infringement - the legal costs will kill you.
wwith the common perception that data wants to be free, piracy has just increased. I sell photography, and have always hada policy of giving away web sized versions of images in return for a link. i keep the hi-res images protected til purchase
by NotPC 3 years ago
HubPages is very firm in their rule to only use photos for which you have permission to use. Hypothetically, what happens if you break this rule? I've seen many people using images that are clearly not theirs to use and I was just wondering if this affects them in any way...
by Ronald E Franklin 2 years ago
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by LetterWriter 7 years ago
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by tamron 4 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 Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
I took pics with my camera of images on my tv screen. Is it legal to use them? Edited? Specifically, is it illegal to use them in monetized hubs?
by lee 15 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...
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