Can You Copy Online Pictures To Paste Onto Your Website?

I first posted this article in March 2013; I’m reposting to make it current because I feel it’s important information to be aware of when it comes to pasting copied pictures online.

Romance Author ~ R. Lynn Archie

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Have you ever wondered if could get you in trouble for pasting a copied online picture onto your blog, website, or using for some other key business? I can say that personally, I did not until I decided to self-publish.

I cannot even tell you the countless number of times that I found myself searching through Google Images, in need of a stunning picture for a school project. Even now years later, I hear friends and collegues claim Google as their site of choice, when needing to find the perfect photo, to create an invitation, or use in a PowerPoint presentation for work. Regardless of rather the photo is for hard copy or not, if you are not the owner you don’t have the right to use it. In my opinion, I think that using it online only makes it more likely, for the copyright owner to learn about his/her…

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