Infographic: How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images
All you wanted was a fun photo to go with your article—not a lawsuit. This infographic explains how to stay on the right side of the law, as well as tips for creating original images.
Visual content is all the rage these days.
But finding a photo that fits your article or an infographic about your industry can be difficult, especially when you consider pesky things like copyrights.
An infographic from WhoIsHostingThis.com will hopefully make your visual content hunt go a little more smoothly. It explains what copyrights cover, the types of licenses images can have, and how to select a photo that’s safe to use. It also offers some basic photography tips.
Here are the types of photo licenses you should be aware of:
Creative Commons: Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that allows photographers to easily license their work. The images are free to use, but not all are available for commercial use. Also, you must credit the photos you use.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.Sign up today
Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.