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StockUnlimited – Stay Legal Posting Pictures While Blogging

It’s time to delete the right button of your mouse and forget the function "Save image as" of your browser and stop the use of "Google images" to retrieve visuals.

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If you regularly publish content on the Internet, then you know that the use of visuals is very important. The visuals attract attention, encourage reading, illustrate things in short, and are very decorative! But don’t forget, the use of image on the Internet is regulated.

If you want to add a photo to your website, legally you have two choices:

1.Take the picture yourself

2.Use a photo for which you have purchased a license (an authorization)

Option 1: If you are a photographer

The right to the image is a very wide subject and if you decide to take your own photos, you have to learn about the subject on specialized websites.

For example, the consent to be photographed might be different from the consent to broadcast the image. The rules to be applied differ according to whether you are in a private or public place, depending on the number(s) of people in the photo, depending on whether the photo is intended for a reason of information or for a commercial / advertising reason, etc.

Option 2: Using a photo for which you have purchased a license

In any case, make sure you always have proof that you are legally entitled. In the case of a purchase of visuals on banks free of rights, always keep screen shot and history of your purchases so you can refer to if you are faced with a complaint

It’s time to delete the right button of your mouse and forget the function "Save image as" of your browser and stop the use of "Google images" to retrieve visuals. You can sleep in both ears and enter the community of "responsible" and "respectful" intellectual property rights regarding photos and illustrations.

THE TYPES OF LICENSES THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNEt

All the elements present on the internet (photos, images, infographics, videos, sound clips, music, texts) are subject to copyright. Even if access to these contents is free and free, the absence of specific mentions or "copyright" do not make resources "free of rights".

Today, there are hundreds of sites that distribute resources of all types under various licenses. So be very careful before retrieving pictures / images from a website and read the conditions of use indicated on it.

SOLUTIONS FOR LEGALITY

If you want to illustrate your blog, communication media, etc. Several possibilities are available to you. The first method I strongly suggest is through pictures banks StockUnlimited, iStock, etc. Attention: "free of rights" does not mean "free"

Advantages:

* Advanced search tools
* Affordable Rates
* Speed of purchase process
* Professional-quality visuals available in high resolution

Disadvantages:

It's not free. But is it really a problem when you think further than the tip of your nose? From my point of view any work deserves salary, so why should photographers or graphic designers not be paid or should they accept to exploit their work without any compensation?

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