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Business Copyright Basics Getting Started with Copyright Introduction to Copyright Basics

Aaron Coursolle
Aaron Coursolle
18,014 Points

Ironically, Google Images is a good idea, when you use it properly.

A quick disclaimer before I begin: Sometimes images are stolen and reposted, and the reposter makes the images "available" through Creative Commons licensing. But stolen is stolen regardless of how you find the images or whatever site that is offering free images.

How to use Google Images: 1) Search for your desired image, using the search box. 2) Immediately, before you fall in love with anything you see, click on "Search Tools" 3) Click on the "Usage Rights" dropdown. 4) Choose the "Label for Reuse with Modification".

Anything that comes up will now be licensed appropriately , but keep in mind that since you are not buying the images or paying a usage fee, your rights to exclusivity may be severely limited. And again I point to the disclaimer at the top of the post. Finding the original image creator may be more difficult than it first appears.

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John Grillo
John Grillo
30,241 Points

Another way to do it is to take advantage of creative commons with the 'use-able by anyone for any reason' license.

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