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Copyright Infringement? Images You Can and Can’t Share On Your Blog

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT? IMAGES YOU CAN AND CAN'T SHARE ON YOUR BLOG Copyright infringement occurs when: Someone other than the copyright holder copies the "expression" of a work That means the infringing work is substantially similar to the copyrighted work An owner of a copyright owns a bundle of rights. Infringement occurs when one of those rights is used without consent. The rights include: The public display right The right to reproduce the work The right to derivative works The right to distribution The public performance right Copyright applies to both published and unpublished works as soon as the original work is created. ght is automatic and does not require the creator to file special paperwork (like for trademarks and patents). PATENTED Posting copyright-infringing content can lead to: The removal The removal of your blog Lawsuits of your post = THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE %3D The Fair Use Doctrine is in place to allow for limited and reasonable uses as long as they do not interfere with the owners' rights. Ex: In a book review you wrote on your blog, it's okay to use an image of the book you did not photograph. Fair Use allows copyrighted works to be used without ***** permission to benefit the public. The Copyright Act says Fair Use is for purposes including: ..... Criticism Comment News reporting Teaching Scholarship Research To determine Fair Use, courts examine four factors: Purpose of use Amount used • Nonprofit • Educational • Scholarly or research • Transformative: repurposing, recontextualizing, creating a new purpose or meaning • Using only the amount needed for a given purpose • Using small or less significant amounts Nature or type of work Market effect • If there would be no effect, or if it is not possible to obtain permission • Published, fact-based content As a blogger, you're financially liable for posting copyrighted images even if: DISCLAIMER It was an accident You resize the photo You immediately take the photo down You have a disclaimer on the blog The photo is licensed to your web developer You do not make from You credit the photographer You found the photo on the Internet money your blog How to Search for APPROVED IMAGES Know copyright labels: Copyright • The copyright holder reserves all rights provided by copyright law. • You can use a copyrighted image if it can be considered fair use. Creative Commons CC • Creators can communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for recipients and other creators. • Often denoted as "some rights reserved" • Usage depends on the rights the creator chose to retain and relinquish. These rights may change after you use the photo. • Always require attribution Public Domain or (O • The creator has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all rights. • You can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work (even for commercial purposes). Fair Use • You can use these images on a case-by-case basis following the four factor test (purpose, nature, amount, effect). • Stock photo services, creative commons licenses, and public domain repositories of images are not subject to fair use. Stock photo services require you to pay for a license. Public domain Creative commons licenses grant the right to use images under certain circumstances. images are not subject to copyright. How to Properly ATTRIBUTE IMAGES Consider sending a message to the HTTP:// Copy the URL of the image and the name of the photographer photographer to thank them for making it available under Creative Commons. THANK YOU It's also a good idea to tell them how you plan to use it. When you upload the image to your blog, add an attribution in: This will allow people to see the attribution when readers hover over the image. The image alt tag The image title tag Either in a caption or a note at the bottom of the post, list who took the photo and include their photostream (if they request this). Treat infographics, SlideShares, and other visuals the same way: Try to uphold image quality when republishing the content. • Use an embed code when possible • If an embed code is not provided, you may include instructions such as, "click to enlarge" Include a link to the original source's website where the visual lives. Include this person's name in the text. For company trademarks: You may use them to refer to the company or its products. They cannot be used to suggest the company endorsed you. Two golden rules to remember: You may include an attribution to the photographer or a link back to their site, but it does not always protect you from copyright infringement. You may avoid copyright infringement by asking the photographer for permission to use a photo. Copyright Infringement CASES THAT MADE HEADLINES BuzzFeeD In 2013, a photographer filed a lawsuit against BuzzFeed, demanding damages that could total more than $3.6 million. $3,600,000 He claimed the news media company infringed his copyright in a photo he posted on Flickr in 2009 of a soccer player heading a ball. A New York jury sided with a freelance photographer after he gettyimages sued Getty Images and Agence France-Presse for using photos he posted to Twitter without his consent. AFP Daniel Morel won $1.2 million for the unauthorized use of his photos of his native Haiti. $1,200,000 Another freelance photographer filed a copyright infringement and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation complaint against celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. He asked for $2.1 million for the wrongful use of 14 photographs of Glee actor Darren Criss. The lawsuit came after the photographer contacted Hilton to remove the photos first. $2,100,000 TO STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE-AND ENSURE THE IMAGES USED ON YOUR BLOG ARE LEGAL-REQUEST AUTHORIZATION BEFORE PUBLISHING IMAGES AND ALWAYS INCLUDE PROPER ATTRIBUTION. Brought to you by: In partnership with: Vound Intella GHERGICH&Co. l00

Copyright Infringement? Images You Can and Can’t Share On Your Blog

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