Question by Momoko: Where can you get good free stock photos?
I want to use them non-commercially for church websites and for church brochures. If I look up pictures on Google Images, can I use them? I don’t want to get in legal trouble! Thanks! Also, are pictures on Flickr okay to use?
Answer by brisray You cannot simply grab something from the web and use it.
Everything original put on the web is automatically copyright by the owner. Even if a document or image on the Web does not have a copyright notice, it is still protected by copyright laws. For a simple language site about copyright see http://webdesign.about.com/od/copyright/a/aa081700a.htm
For places that have collections of public domain images that can be freely used for almost any purpose see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources
For collections of copyleft images see http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/cfimages.html bu read the individual sites notices on how the images can be used.
Images on Flickr have individual copyright. You need to see the notice on individual files to see how they can be used, if at all.
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