And, of course, there is that “A picture is worth a thousand words” adage.I always thought knew that copying and pasting photos found on the internet was a definite no-no given that you have to assume any image you find online is protected by copyright, whether here in the US or from another country extending such rights, unless otherwise indicated. When I speak on this topic, one of the questions I asked of the audience is how many people have had a photo stolen. I usually go on to ask how many people have used taken images straight from Google Images.And since members aren’t notified when their request is rejected, you should never feel obliged to accept requests from those you don’t know well — or at all.It’s possible to establish new relationships over the network — but only if you approach them with the same care and sensitivity as you do offline.That one always shocks me, because, again, I would think people would know that Google is a good resource and not a repository.Today I want to discuss using photos found online and photo copyright laws.
But despite the social platform’s growing popularity, confusion about its rules and etiquette abound. Although most Linked In lapses aren’t newsworthy, missteps can be all too easy to make.
You RSVP’d but overlooked that it said the dress code was business attire.
You enter the conference room in business-casual clothes (khakis & a collared shirt), only to find everyone in suits.6.
I will not talk about using images from a brand’s website.
The focus is on those images and photos found by searching the internet and coming up with page after page of images suitable for your needs. Copyright is protection created by the US Constitution that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work.