Using Images You Find Online Can Lead to a Lawsuit. Even For a Small Blog Like Yours.

Last Update: December 23, 2014

Yeah, I know, it's crazy!

Seriously - what do they care if your little blog with its traffic by mistake hosts an image that you randomly found online and added to your post without getting the licensing?

I guess if they can milk you for all its worth, then they will! They don't really care that you're not making a penny off of it. Oh, well.

I just finished reading this post on Laura Roeder's site and found it really helpful (in addition to the great info that can be found at WA) and figured I'd share it so y'all can benefit too.

Hope you find it helpful!

Cheers,

Stephanie

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boucherda Premium
Stephanie, good input, David
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TravelHacker Premium
Thanks, David!
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the link Stephanie.
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My pleasure :)
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks for sharing that helpful website. It has some excellent tips! This has been a topic of discussion many times here on WA forums.
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TravelHacker Premium
Yeah, I think I've been through all the ones here ;) and still found something new tonight!
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jazminf Premium
Thank you for the heads up Stephanie:)
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Sure!
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steveo5770 Premium
Thanks for the reminder. When I first started my site I didn't think much about this stuff. I better look through everything again to make sure :)
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TravelHacker Premium
Yeah, same here. Going to go back and make sure my sites don't have any - even the ones I no longer use...
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