Is there any liability for using an i'phone shot of an image from a company selling images online?
The image could be used for my website.

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Some good expert info here, Carl!

Jeff
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chjerpstedt Premium
Greeting Jeff;
Thank you for you back up support.
Be Safe!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Ha ha! you're always welcome, Carl! One thing I do is take a lot of pictures, and I can sometimes tailor-make my own images as needed. While this might not work in some cases, I have found that it has saved me a time or two!

Jeff
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
The fines can be hundreds of thousands of dollars and some companies actively and aggressively hunt down their images to begin litigation with the objective to profit from the fines. I personally know people who had to pay those sorts of fines. It's one of the reasons you should always use paid images because even if you use a free image you don't know that that person who uploaded it actually owns the image
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Rupert4U Premium Plus
Hello Catherine, okay, I did not know that i.e. even if you use a free image you don't know that that person who uploaded it actually owns the image... Sounds like I have some house cleaning to do! Thanks so much!
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
No you don't know who owns the image you don't know they haven't stolen it. If they stolen it from Getty images and you have used on your website and they sue you there is no defense that you put it up in good faith
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chjerpstedt Premium
Hi Catherine,
Thank you for your positive comments concerning the right way to use images by avoiding future trouble.
Thanks again and Be Safe!
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chjerpstedt Premium
Hi Rupert,
I learned a lot about free, paid, and plagiarized images. We have to be smart in building our websites,
Thanks for your comments and Be Safe!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Exactly as Diane mentions, however, even if they are not selling the image, you still can't use someone else's image without permission.

There are a lot of Paid Stock Image website out there, or you can use a Free Image Website, such as one of the ones listed on the post below.
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chjerpstedt Premium
Hello Chrystopher J,
Thank you for your positive comments concerning the best way to use images by avoiding trouble down the road.
I also want to thank you for the list of companies I can use for paid images.
Thank you again and Be Safe!















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TonyMonzon Premium
Hi chjerpstedt,
Sadly yes, a simple rule of thumb is to not use anyone's image. Paying for images is the safest route.
Hope this helps.
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chjerpstedt Premium
Hi Tony,
Paying for images makes a lot of sense.
Thank you for your comments.
Be Safe!
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