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What is image copyright?

What is image copyright?

Updated:  Feb 23, 2024
Created:  Feb 6, 2023
Time to read:  2 min

For a long time, people began to patent the discoveries that they created and invented. And in 2023, nothing has changed, only the creation environment has changed, because if earlier everything was created in real life and used there, now it has all moved to the Internet. And today we will give you recommendations that will help you use the content and how make it your own.

What is fair use?

For a long time, everyone knows that if a person created his song, then you just can’t use it. It is the same with image copyright, if you pass off someone else's copyrighted photo as your own, unforeseen circumstances may happen. Therefore, to use other people's photos honestly, you will need to indicate the creator of this photo or leave a link to its author's page, then there should not be a claim from the creator.

What are Creative Commons?

Many saw Creative Commons trends and did not understand what exactly it was for and how it worked. But in fact, everything is much simpler, this thing was created so that people could share and use other people's photos or anything else, even for commercial purposes, but, as mentioned earlier, with a link to the author.

Images for commercial use

If you find an incredible photo and want to use it for your commercial purposes, like putting it on your company's headline, then you can't just do it. Because, as mentioned earlier, pictures are most often protected by copyright, and you can’t just take someone else’s photo, you will need to discuss this with its creator. You can also buy copyright and use it as your own, in which case there will be no problems.

What images can you legally use on social media?

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It is worth saying that not all photos are always protected by copyright, sometimes the creators make copyright-free photos. And if you saw that under the photo it is written that you can use it free of charge, then it is already clear that you can do whatever you want with it. But the main thing, in this case, is to carefully check all the facts and make sure that this particular photo is free and can be used, then everything will be in order.

If you thought that copyright-free pictures, but it turned out to be the other way around, then in the worst case, the creator can sue you. But if you did it really by accident, then you can personally negotiate with the creator of the photo and discuss with him how you can fix this situation.

Nowadays, many no copyrighted images can be safely used for any purpose that exists. And if we are talking specifically about photos, then there are many photo stocks where people throw off the photos they have taken and make them free to use. With the help of such sites, people can search for the photos they want and do whatever they want with them.

After all of the above, you can understand that using photos of strangers may not be as simple as it seemed. Therefore, before you take someone else's photo and use it for commercial purposes, make sure that it does not have a copyright. But if it does, you will need to discuss all the details with its creator, and then everything will be fine.

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IT entrepreneur and co-founder of VJump. His passion is travel photography, within which, he has already visited 75 countries. Photos taken during his travels are actively posted on his social networks. For example, his Instagram account has more than 1 million followers.
In addition, his documentary short film Terra del Fuego was awarded more than 30 international awards and certificates at film festivals worldwide.

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