- Jun 26, 2016
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Can I get a copyright strike from using a picture from google images?
Ahh, ok and what if the picture is in the thumbnail[DOUBLEPOST=1467257282,1467257141][/DOUBLEPOST]If you are discussing or critiquing the actual picture you should be fine.
If you're using the picture for most any other reason- if the person who's picture you're using finds out, yes, you absolutely could get a copyright strike from them.
Or would the same rules apply?Ahh, ok and what if the picture is in the thumbnail
I know, I was just stating my opinion. As for risk-worthiness, in my opinion, it depends. If it improves your content and the value of your content then yes. A good example would be the channel Top5s. His videos are full of copyrighted pictures and sometimes videos. Using the pictures makes his content a lot more enjoyable and entertaining which helped him grow. If he just used text or uncopyrighted pictures, his content would be a lot less valuable. He also has not been copyrighted for his usage of pictures and videos from my knowledge. So in conclusion, if the pictures increase the value of your content immensely, then it is worth the risk.However unlikely of getting caught doesn't make it right...and, is the risk worth a possible copyright strike?
Never use Getty images, they are the only people who will claim copyright on you, as long as it isn't Getty images then it should be fine."Use Google Images" . . . . he said.
So, I grabbed one for a client blog post.
A few days later, the calls from Getty Images started and the prompt demand of a large payment was barked. It wasn't enough that the image was taken down after only 48 hours of being up. Nope, they've been extorting people that unknowingly took "their" images from the internet. Sure most don't pay, but many have for fear of larger legal bills.
It seems like a one-in-a-million shot, but if it doesn't have a Creative Commons (CC) license for public domain, probably should just go to one of the cool sites like (Unsplash, Public Domain Archive, Getrefe, Gratisography or a dozen others).
It might take a little bit of digging, but the peace of mind you get of knowing you're in the clear is helpful.