Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2021
Expensive Image Usage Violations
The Internet has become such an essential communication tool that everyone is trying to use, but when it comes to images on the Internet, you have to be very careful.
Don’t assume that if you find an image online via a search, you can use it for yourself on a website or a blog.
Doing this seemingly innocent action can result in an expensive legal bill because you inadvertently violated an image copyright.
If this makes you cringe at the thought of the potential violations on your own website or blog, it’s in your best interest to go back and review what you’ve used so you can remove copyrighted materials.
If you understand the terminology, there are places where you can freely use images so long as they are showing a creative commons license.
If you want to be absolutely sure to steer clear of legal actions from copyright owners, you can inexpensively purchase images from sites like Canva.com or BigStockPhoto.com.
I’ve written in detail about this expensive mistake at https://www.datadoctors.com/help/columns/21988