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?---
- MuttLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes it is. The copyright is owned by Paul B. Southerland.
And, I own the copyright to this one: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1175/732160898_2cbc... . 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.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The name of the person who took the photo is printed at the bottom - that looks copyrighted to em!
- David CLv 51 decade ago