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Lifehacker was reading our mind the other day when it posted The Best Ways to Be Sure You’re Legally Using Online Photos (Sarah Hawkins).
With the explosion of web-based resources for images also comes increased opportunity to misuse such images. Ignorance is no excuse for misusing, whether unintentionally or not, anyone's work. Please do carefully read the mentioned article and the provided resources.
Let's all make a concerted effort to make sure that we respect the copyright of online photos and images.
Some additional resources:
- Images and the Law
- How to find photos you can legally use anywhere
- Legally Using Images
- A Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages
- The Legal Genealogist (Judy G Russell) has several articles dealing with photos and copyright
Do you have additional suggestions for license-free artwork or resources on the topic of properly/legally using images?
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