Monday, July 30, 2012
Respecting Each Others' Creative Work
Just a link today. Roni Loren blogs about the do's and don'ts of posting images with your blog, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other ways of expressing yourself on the Internet. This is a very clear, concise explanation (NOT in the sense of legal advice, just an overview!) of where the safe ground is for using the works of others and claiming the rights to your own work. She includes several links to sources of images that you may use with confidence. Ms. Loren knows whereof she speaks: she was sued for using one photo in one of her postings, and she had to "pay money that I didn't have for a use of a photo I didn't need."
Here's her post:
Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Pics on Your Blog - My Story
Just FYI, most of the photos on my blog are the product of my very own finger on the shutter button of my very own camera. Which means that I own them outright. Where I use someone else's photo, I post a photo credit, and it's almost always something explicitly in the public domain. Now you know.