Have You Found the Perfect Image on Google?
How many times have you used Google and found the perfect image, illustration 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 treat that image like any other content. Best to start by assuming that the image is protected by copyright. Then do your research. Take steps to determine if the image is protected by copyright and if so, get permission to use it before you use it.
Assume that Online Content is Protected by Copyright
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