Hello all, I am just wondering, I'm unsure whether its ok to extract images from a random website uploaded on my site? Any solution to tackle this issue?

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orena Premium
Hi Zi,

It is definitely not OK to just extract images from other websites and paste them in your site.
I am not a lawyer and I cannot give you a professional advise, but generally images and photos are copyrighted. I mean the one who took them owns the right to use them and you cannot use a photo without the permission of the person who owns it.
It leaves you with three choices:
1. To take your own pictures for using in your website.
2. Buy images for using in your site. There are many places where you can buy images for 1-3 $ each. Then you get the right to present them in your website (yet not to resell them). For example you can try: http://www.canstockphoto.com/ (if you buy credits then the price per picture goes down).
3. To get pictures from websites that shares free photos under an open license. In those cases you should carefully read the license for each photo you want as different pictures are licensed differently there. In most cases you will have to attribute the photo to the owner in your website and even have a link to the license page itself. Such websites are Wikimedia (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) or Flickr Creative Common (https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/).

There is a training session by Kyle explaining and demonstrating all of those options. Look for it.

Again, I am not an expert here so you might want a more professional advise, but just be aware of all of those issues. Ignoring it may get you into troubles.
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TJamil Premium
Thanks Orena, much appreciated.
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