(Closed) Pictures in a Blog?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

As far as I know, you should be good as long as you provide a link to the original source.

Post # 4
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1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, I link back. If the original owner isn’t ok with it, usually they can find you via their analytics/trackbacks and can say something to you about removing it. Its only illegal if you say it’s yours.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Here’s the general rule of thumb I use. Don’t take what I say as the gospel though, as I am not a lawyer, NOR am I affiliated/involved iwth any of the legal or terms-of-use stuff on Weddingbee (I’m just a blogger!) Anyway what I do is this. I’ll use an image, and I’ll link back to it underneath with a “source” link. or if all the images in the post are from the same source, I’ll usually just put one one link at the top or the bottom  of the post that says something like “All images in this post are from _________”. 

I will, however, generally avoid using images that are obviously marked that they do not want you to use them. Stuff like “istockphoto” images that might come up in a Google search. These are watermarked like crazy with the company’s logo; it’s pretty obvious they do not want you to use that image. I’ve heard stories of people who did use them getting ‘cease and desist’ orders from the sources. The same goes for photos from flickr. On flickr specifically they will have a little notice/image (I think it’s down on the right side of the picture) that says whether it’s licensed for creative commons or for ‘all rights reserved’. The ‘all rights reserved’ stuff means you can’t use it. 

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