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  • Copyright and image use

    Hi everyone.

    Nave question. What images can you use from Wikipedia, if any?
    What does copyright free mean? Does this mean you can use without permission?

    Thanks for indulging me.

    Carl

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    Most photos on Wikipedia are licensed under a Creative Commons license. The licenses vary in permissions and conditions for usage. You can find more information at these links.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
    http://creativecommons.org/
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    • #3
      If you click on the image you see in Wikipedia, it will take you to a page with the image's licensing information. You need to check this for any image you want to use, as they're under a very wide range of licenses. Some you can do with pretty much whatever you want, but most will have some sort of restrictions associated with them.

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      • #4
        Copyright free

        Thanks for the replies. So, what exactly does copyright free mean, if I can ask?

        Thanks again!

        Carl

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        • #5
          "Copyright Free" means "Public Domain."
          This is different from "Royalty Free" which has a charge attached to it for unlimited allowable use once purchased.
          Compare to "Rights Managed" which is a fee for each particular use.
          Even Creative Commons licenses need to be read to find out what the allowable uses are.
          BUT
          Do not assume an image that is not visibly copyrighted is in the public domain.
          Some people strip the metatags when using copyrighted images on their websites thinking that makes the images unidentifiable.
          Check the links in the Resource sticky regarding Copyright info.

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          • #6
            BUT
            Do not assume an image that is not visibly copyrighted is in the public domain.
            Some people strip the metatags when using copyrighted images on their websites thinking that makes the images unidentifiable.
            Check the links in the Resource sticky regarding Copyright info.
            Absolutely! Assume any image that you see is copyright unless stated otherwise.
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            • #7
              Budda and Print - many thanks chaps.

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