Is this picture copyrighted?

okay, well i need to draw a picture for art and i need to look for something that isnt copyrighted. so i decided on a butterfly. But im not sure if this butterfly is copyrighted. Can someone please tell me if it is or isnt? thanks!

here is the link to the picture:


---also, how do i know whether the picture is coprighted even though it doesnt have a name on it?---

3 Answers

  • Mutt
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes it is. The copyright is owned by Paul B. Southerland.

    And, I own the copyright to this one: . I took this picture at Rice lake State Park, MN. Even though it does not have my name on it, the copyright is owned by me.

    *EDIT* - If it's published, it's copyrighted. From the U.S. Copyright Office web site:

    When is my work protected?

    Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The name of the person who took the photo is printed at the bottom - that looks copyrighted to em!

  • 1 decade ago


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