Respect Copyright When Using Pictures Online

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Many times when we are putting together a document or a presentations we use pictures to illustrate a point.  We may want to make it more interesting or we might want to draw attention to something. Pictures can also be used to add humor or to present information in a new way.

The important thing to remember is that you cannot pull just any picture off of the Internet and use it!!!  Many people think that they can simple search Google images and save the pictures to their computer but this is an infringement of copyright.

When it comes to using pictures you have several choices.  You can:
  • Find a picture and get permission from the owner to use it
  • Purchase pictures
  • Take your own pictures
  • Ask others (friends, family, co-workers) to let you use their pictures
  • Use royalty free pictures.
If you have chosen to use free use pictures here is one of your options:

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