Is it illegal to copy google pictures to facebook?

I was going to create a new page on facebook and I was wondering if it is illegal to do this from google images, or if it's even possible. Thanks!

5 Answers

  • LDP
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    You have to check the website that the image is from. Google Images is just like a directory or index (think of the Yellow Pages) of millions of images on the Internet. You have to determine yourself whether the image will be allowed to be used.

    Just as a note, pretty much 99% of the time, the copyright holder (if there is one) will let you use it if it's not for commercial/business use and it's not being used offensively. To be safe, though, just send a quick email to the person whose website the image came from.

    (You can check the source of the image by clicking on the image and then clicking on "Website for this image")

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    While you can't upload images directly to Google Images, many searchable images that are posted on a website can be added automatically to our search results. Just like Google Search does for webpages, Google Images scans the web for pictures to include in its search results.

    Post your images on a website

    If you'd like your photograph or image to appear in Google Images results, you'll need to post the image on a website.

    If you don't own a website, there are many content hosting services that you can use. Here are some free Google services to consider:

    Upload your images to a free image hosting site like Picasa Web Albums

    Add the images to a blog using Blogger

    Create your own website using Google Sites

    By posting the image on a public and searchable website, you'll make it possible for Google to finding your image and add it to the Images index.

    Tips to help your image appear

    To help your image appear in Google searches, follow these best practices to help your images appear in searches .

    That best practices page includes these basic tips:

    Include descriptive text somewhere near the image like in an image "alt" tag or a caption. This helps Google understand what the image depicts and what searches it will be relevant to.

    Make sure that the webpage containing your image is publicly accessible.

    If you're using one of the Google products listed above, check the site's privacy settings to make sure that your content is shared with the public.

    Be patient! Images won't be instantly added to the index.

    Source(s): Google Images Help Center
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    As long as you're not using the picture in connection with trying to sell something, and you don't claim it's your work, you should be fine.

    A quick caption citing where you got the pic from would help, but that all depends on what you're trying to do with the pics.

  • Chip
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    ^ I agree with LDP. Google is just a directory of pictures, they don't have any bearing on the pics' copyright protections.

    When its pictures the the owners will almost always grant you permission. Movies and music on the other hand.....

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  • Janice
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    screen saver* Who will know? As long as you don't re-post them as your own, or fail to give image credit, or try to otherwise profit for them, using random images off the interwebz for your own use as a screen saver is OK.

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