Clean illegal images from your blog before it’s too late





I came across this interesting article on about the importance of obtaining attribution for photos we download from various sites on the internet for our private use such as blogs and other social sites.

Many times we tend to assume that these photos are free to download and we sometimes forget to post their attributions. In this article we can learn that there may be serious repercussions down the road. I too will eventually be going through some of the photos I’ve used to make sure they are safe to use. In the article, Helen mentions a great site, where you can download any photos you are curious about for attribution and it will generate the origin of the picture. Brilliant!


Clean illegal images from your blog before it’s too late.


15 thoughts on “Clean illegal images from your blog before it’s too late

  1. very interesting and wise, we’ve heard of it, too… even though most of my blog’s images belong to me,I did mention @ my “about”: In case you’ve come across, recognized or noticed your images(pix) from PUBLIC websites that are covered under “fair and free use” – believed to belong to the public domain, PLEASE lemme know and I’ll remove them from my “playground” immediately. I do respect the work of all the talented folks who have created wonderful “stuff” for our mutual enjoyment! 🙂
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    Bonjour(here!) Debby! I did promise some cati to you, so voilà: 🙂


    1. You are certainly a wise cookie my friend ;). It’s always good to try and cover our bases when using public images and it is so easy for us to overlook their availability sometimes and forget to acknowledge. I know I have been guilty of this subconsciously and am working on rectifying it, so I thought I should pass it on to other writers. 🙂 And, thanks for the link! 🙂


  2. When I redesigned my website with Swenson Book Development a few years ago, I was advised to dump all my photos unless taken by family or friends. I did. Now I try to use photos I take or my husband took. Photography is a creative outlet for me and I avoid this issue. Learned the hard way. This is great advice for writers. Thanks.


    1. Thanks Elaine. So you are already ahead of the curve as are some of my writing pals here, which is good. I honestly thought all my pictures I use were fair game (from the sites I obtained them from) but when I used on some of them, I found I was wrong, so always want to share good advice. 🙂


    1. Lol Tess you make me smile. I am sorry to inundate you with regulations but as I learn them I feel it’s my duty to pass along to my readers and writer friends. 🙂


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