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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetGoogle · 1 decade ago

Can I use pictures from google images for my blog/website?

So I am starting a blog/website about different bands and I want to post pictures from google images. Is this legal? Is there a legal way of using the pictures without asking for each individual picture? Can I link or say who's picture it originally is? I am not trying to take credit for the picture or anything.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Google images is only a search tool that finds images on the web. When you conduct a search, you will see that there is a link to view the image in its original context on the page. Google is not publishing these images on its own.

    When you find an image through the Google search, you will need to check the actual website to determine whether or not it is free to use. Google explicitly states, "Image may be scaled down and subject to copyright." If the image is falls under copyright, in order to upload the picture onto your web server and display it on your page, you need to have permission.

    In order to use an image that is found with a Google search,

    1. It must be in the public domain

    2. You have received permission from the owner. OR

    3. It has a Creative Commons license that allows for its use.

    There are some sources that provide use of images through "Creative Commons" licensing. Basically, Creative Commons is a way of sharing media and some of the priviledges that go along with them. (creativecommons.org)

    The Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org)/ is one source for media that is meant to be shared. You will need to check the licensing on the images to be sure that you abide by the license selected.

    If you find an image that you absolutely must have on your site AND it has a copyright, you could possibly link from your page to its original source. This way you are not taking someone else's copywritten work.

  • cichon
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Google Images Website

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    4 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    This is moral story about linking Google images on your site. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/mar/11/use-g...

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No, it isn't OK, but it isn't stealing. It is a violation of copyright unless the image is in the public domain or you have an explicit license.

  • I believe you can, since google is sharing pics which are not private, so feel free to use them. those are good for searching.

  • Ph15h
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yea, you can use the pictures as long as you credit the website and linkback to it.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Really not sure about this one

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