Before you put a picture up on your website, you need to know if you are actually legally allowed to use it. Chances are, the image belongs to somebody, somewhere, and that person or company has legal rights to the exclusive use of that photo. Using pictures without knowing whether you really have the right to is a huge risk. You could find yourself or your business served with high copyright infringement fines for just adding a photo to your site.
Can I Use That Picture?
Understanding the rights for using particular images can be difficult as the terms and laws are complicated. This chart provides a quick guide to answer the question of whether you can use a specific picture or not.
Chart created by The Visual Communication Guy.
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