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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
When Sharing may not be Caring
It's basic, my dear Watson....as Sherlock Holmes would inform his sidekick whose name was Wastson (not the cyber-edition from IBM.
As written by Tina Reed Johnson
When Sharing is *Not* Caring on Social Media!
You might think that photographers appreciate it when you share their images online. Believe it or not, this isn’t always the case! There are oftentimes conditions on image use, and you can get into trouble if you are not paying attention. If you are using someone else’s image to spice up your post, you might want to think about it first.
But it’s so quick and easy to share social media images, and if it’s online it’s okay to use it right? And especially if the photographer name is already on a photo then there shouldn’t be a problem. Hold on there a minute!
And it's safe to use your own images? Right ?
It’s important to follow image use guidelines to avoid violating a copyright, and causing problems for yourself and your business. It can be expensive to pay for your mistakes. You may have to hire an attorney, repair damage to your online reputation, in addition to compensating an artist or photographer for image (mis)use.