Just Take That Photo From That Website and Use It on Mine
We hear this all the time from website owners. I found the perfect picture, just take it and put it on my website.
It is important for clients and web professionals to know that taking an image or content from another site is a copyright infringement. You can not just right click and make something yours! Everything on the Web belongs to someone. Even if there isn't a copyright notification at the bottom of the web page, the item can only be used with permission.
When we do images for websites we pay for the photos that we use. We typically use iStockPhotos
and for $1 own a license to use a photo one time on a website. For each time we use the photo, we download and pay for it. We also use Microsoft's free photos from the clip art gallery. The license on these images states that you can use them for all uses except for the creation of logos.
So don't cheat, don't steal get your images from a legitimate source. Remember even images on Google images are copyrighted! The biggest suggestion we can offer is that when you are using images and content for your commercial website use, the rules are different and the bar is higher, you can simply not afford to snatch something that belongs to someone else.
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