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Have you ever been confused about whether or not you can use a photo you find on the Internet? The Visual Communication Guy has made a handy flow chart infographic to help you out.

I created the guide below to help sift through the complexity of it all. The reality is, though, as long as you become familiar with four terms–copyright, fair use, creative commons, and public domain–you’ll have a pretty good idea what you can and can’t do with images. If it’s all new to you, spend most of your time learning the fair use clauses. That’s where the ambiguity in copyright laws exist. As with most laws, the ambiguity is for our benefit, but it sure can make copyright laws fuzzy at times.

My rule above all else? Ask permission to use all images. If in doubt, don’t use the image!


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Who’s Stealing eBooks? - Via Who Is Hosting This: The Blog

Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com

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During an interview segment with governor Rick Perry of Texas, Fox News used the below logo. It reads “Defending our Homeland” which, in and of itself, is nothing to gawk at.

The remarkable thing is the logo design itself, which is oddly reminiscent of Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite, as Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez points out.

Naturally, this was a segment on immigration, so you can imagine what “defending our homeland” entails in this case.

More at Forbes.


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From YouTube:

Hey folks. Hope you all enjoyed my latest video, because the studio behind “A Matter of Faith” decided to take it down. Even though my video is a clear example as to what the FAIR USE clause is meant to protect under section 107 of US copyright law, this appears to be nothing more than an act of censorship and thus it’s another example of DMCA abuse. Along with EssenceOfThought and MrRepzion, we’ve had our videos taken down even though they were obviously criticism and criticized the trailer, which is what the FAIR USE clause is meant to protect.

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A change in perspective in our way of dealing with copyright, internet, creativity, and you as an artist!
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