Kristine Carlson Asselin: Using Pictures from the Web
From: Kristine Carlson Asselin
September 26, 2012 at 07:43AM
I’m not sure what the odds are of someone suing me over pictures on my blog. On the other hand, I’m sure that Roni Loren never thought it could happen to her either. I read her story about being sued over the use of pictures on her blog last week.
It scared me. I’ve never used a picture with anything but the thought of adding to my own content. I’ve always credited the website where I grabbed it. But that’s not necessarily crediting the photographer. Or getting permission to use it.
As a creative person, I thought about how I would feel if someone used something I created without permission. And I decided to go through and take down any blog pictures that I couldn’t credit or use with the creators permission. I opted to leave up book covers and head shots.
I’m not quite done yet. I have over 400 blog posts, so it’s taking a bit of time. Many of my blog posts don’t have pictures or images, but I’m viewing each and every one.
I’ve started to keep a library of my own pictures to use on my own blog.
What do you think? What pictures do you use?