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For generations, a picture was worth a thousand words. Now, in the social network age, a picture is worth a few hundred likes, some +1’s, a handful of retweets, stumbles, tumbles, pins, and shares of all sorts. Oh, and those original thousand words.
Using images in our online work is crucial. It’s a visual medium and how better to tell your story or draw in your audience than with a compelling photo? But while some may be flattered you’re using a photo they took or image they created, most are not. Besides all the SEO and search-engine ranking reasons, using someone else’s work without their permission is not only wrong but also may be illegal.
Some tips to make sure that you know what you can and can’t use on your blog or in social media:
- Attribution doesn’t make it right.
- Copyright infringement is illegal and carries with it potentially significant consequences.
- Make sure that you understand the Creative Commons licenses.
, attorney and social media blogger, did the research and covered it all. Make sure that you’re using images properly and legally!
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Photo credit of stock_xchng.Posted by Peg Fitzpatrick