It seems like forever, we have
always said, a picture was worth a thousand words.
Now, in todays hot social media times, a picture may
only be worth a few hundred likes, or some retweets.
Using pictures online is important for many reasons.
Onine today, more than ever is clearly a visual
medium and if you want to tell your story or bring
in more views to your pages, you have to use a
But while some people get or be excited that you're
using a photo that they took or maybe an image they
created, it's become a realty today that most are
not. Besides all the high traffic and important
Google rankings, the fact is if you are using
someone else's work without their permission is not
only very wrong but could in fact also be illegal.
The U.S. Copyright laws today may be years behind
the ultra fast paced world of social media and blogs
online right now, today, but they are the division
of the Government that still controls how a
copyrighted work can and cannot be used. And while
there are usualy several different aspects of
Copyright law that have turned into digotal these
days, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not
provide anything new when it comes to explaining how
you can properly use someone else's pictures or
graphics online. And , it is safe to assume that
because most people just won't take the time to read
the law and yes, even those who do , but may not
understand exactly what these laws really mean, we
have set up this online resource to help you.