How many times have you used Google and found the perfect image or photograph? As tempting as it is to copy and paste that image and perhaps even manipulate it for your purposes, you need to consider copyright law before doing so.
Google is a search engine that helps you locate content such as images and photos. It is not a content depository, and it is not a collection of public domain or copyright-free works. Google points you to images and photos according to your search criteria. Once you find that perfect image or photo, you must take certain steps before you may legally use it.
Assume that Online Content is Protected by Copyright
Obtaining Copyright Permissions
If you need to obtain permission, see the step-by-step article: Obtaining Copyright Permission to Use Digital and Online Content.