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  • Hi all.

    Was wondering if anyone has some insight into the way you can use images in a blog. I want to set up quite a visual blog, using tear-sheets from magazines, images off the net, etc. Does anyone have any idea if simply crediting your source and supplying a link if available is enough? Or do I need to seek written permission from every source?

    Thanks, a bit of advice would be greatly appreciated.


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  • This is not really a WP question, but my guess is that you’ll need permission of all images that fall under copyright and hearing your plans, that’ll be for most of the visuals you want to add. Just ‘google’ a little.

    Hi, all images will be copyright, there are many sites to purchase rights, but this link is excellent for bloggers lookng for free and legal images, you will need to register, after that just search for what you want.
    hope it helps.

    Mikey, excellent, excellent site. I was a bit sceptical, because I’ve seen similar sites that have really limited content, but this is great!

    Thanks a lot!

    HI again, you are welcome,and yes, they are very good, and it means your images are legal, and free, glad it helped.

    I wasn’t aware of that site either, thanks mikey, I’ve bookmarked that for a longer look around some time.

    Actually just find out the license/copyright an image has, there are many Creative Commons licenced images out there that you can use (I think most will be share-alike, give credits and you’re good to go) even on

    A Creative Commons license was first tested in court in early 2006, when podcaster Adam Curry sued a Dutch tabloid who published photos without permission from his Flickr page. The photos were licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial license.
    While the verdict was in favour of Curry, the tabloid avoided having to pay restitution to him as long as they did not repeat the offense. An analysis of the decision states, “The Dutch Court’s decision is especially noteworthy because it confirms that the conditions of a Creative Commons license automatically apply to the content licensed under it, and bind users of such content even without expressly agreeing to, or having knowledge of, the conditions of the license.”

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