Saturday, January 18, 2014

Find Legal Images for Your Blog and Laugh

A  L  O  H  A !
The Old Philosopher by Eddie Lawrence on Grooveshark

" Who knows
 that enough is
 will always have 
enough. "


 "  One can dream
 so much better 
in a room
 where there are
pretty things.

  L. M. Montgomery

Sail On Silver Girl !

What a Smashing Elephant! (Thanks, Wikipedia)
He's helping the WWI effort in Great Britain.
(Their circus jobs were on-hold)
Perhaps YOU'd like to blog about this episode in history
in order to tell a family member's exploits wrangling such
elephants. BUT there are NO family pictures of Gertrude
delivering milk in the village by drawing a cart driven by
Uncle Horace. What to do?  
Did YOU know that even an
innocent, doddering, harmless, non-commercial blogger
like me could be SUED in COURT by the owner of an
image I unknowing use without permission?
Is that what's troubling YOU, Bunky?
 (If you are NOT laughing,
then click on the little player above the elephant's pic)

GOOGLE has a wonderful new feature
 in Google Image Search:
Usage Rights 
is now a search category,
 everything from No such filter to 
"You can use this commercially
 and even put a mustache on it
 and NO ONE cares

If you did get sued, 
I assume Google would
be your fellow defendant.
 Nice cell to be in!

Here is another such Site
I use for image searches,
check it out also:

Happy Stealing!

                      Warmly, cloudia


Anonymous said...

Jeepers! What concerns for a joyful blog. Please stay out of jail for such a tedious reason! Spreading cheer seems to be a dangerous occupation!
And, Pixie kitty's paws are still pink!? She's got more than 9 lives!
Be safe, oh blogful leader!

the walking man said...

In the US there was a law passed called the "orphan works act," Google has hundreds of millions of spiders crawling the web looking for pictures. stories and poetry that have no obvious copyright. They then take them to the LoC and copyright them as Orphan Works. Which then will allow the LoC to give the copyright to Google.

Occasionally someone will come across a work Google has copyrighted but is actually their work. It will then cost between $3 and $500 to reattain your copyrights.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty kitty!

Brian Miller said...

yep i use CC to get many of my pics so i can attribute appropriately....yikes...WM has me a little scared....

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

another interesting tip. thanks!

Fireblossom said...

Trying to control where something goes once it's on the internet is like herding cats and then suing them for wandering.

Karen S. said...

So sad! Thanks for the tips! Really cruel thing seriously when we post things for non profit and just fun!

Charles Gramlich said...

One of the reasons I seldom post any images on my blog, except book covers.

Myrna R. said...

Good info Claudia. I always tend to think things like law suites are something outside my reality. But, I guess it could happen to anyone. i'm going to try to just use my own photos from now on.
Happy Weekend.

icloudia said...

If you do start using more of your own shots, M, that's GREAT!

W Man; fascinating as always

This is why I use (and brand) my own photos :-)

Thanks, EACH of you

DeniseinVA said...

Hmmmmmm.....maybe I ought to start id'ing my photos. Generally I don't mind people using them if they like them but getting sued by Google for my own images? Don't like that so much. Thanks for the tips Cloudia, one of the many reasons I enjoy coming here :) Have a great day my friend!

Cloudia said...

I think that you could show (date stamped computer activity, etc) that your photo is YOURs!

Then counter sue and WIN

$$$$$ - Bingo!

Thanks for looking in, Dear

Bob Bushell said...

A pretty blog, superb.......

Lori Skoog said...

99.9% of the time I post my own images. Need to figure out how to watermark them.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Spreading cheer should be regarded as a social blessing, not a problem.

Joy to you and yours, Cloudia.

Rick said...

Whaaaa ?? I coulda made $$ from my photos ?


I prefer to try to emulate Paul (ref. Phil. 4:11-13) as paraphrased by Lao-Tzu.

Aloha, Cloudia !

ps - lovely images, regardless where you got them

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly, there are always people stealing other's images. Sad and bad.

Cloudia said...

Jolly Friends!!!

Adam said...

Luckily Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons has a great labeling feature of if you can use what and why.

There's also a bit of freedom with the Fair Use act of 1976

Cloudia said...

Thanks, ADAM!

Kay said...

Thank goodness my daughter bought me a DVD full of clip art for me to use without worrying about copyright infringement. It all spooks me out.

Hilary said...

What I find interesting is that there is no doubt in my mind that to use someone else's words/writing/posts without consent would be considered wrong.. plagiarism. And I suspect that most people would agree. Yet many, if not most of those same people would use someone else's images without a second thought to the photographer whose work it is. I don't understand the double standard.

Hilary said...

And Google has just become a great, big bully over the past few years.

Kay said...

Then again... it sure is easy to use the Google images to get what you want that doesn't have a copyright on it. I didn't know about that filter for reuse option. Perrrrfect! Thank you so much!