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Sites like deviantART, flickr etc. will usually include the relevant copyright info with the images, look for one or more of the following symbols: I have to say flickr does this considerably better than deviantART, and will let you search images which you are explicitly granted permission to use. If the license isn't stated clearly you have to assume ...


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Legally -- In the US, creative works do not need a copyright notice to be protected by copyright. Unless there is text or mark along with the image explicitly allowing non-commercial use (assuming your website is non-commercial) the answer is no. Morally -- It isn't cool to represent someone else's work as your own and it isn't cool to put another person's ...


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People who were new to photography showcased what they did on a much smaller and local scale, often limited to friends an colleagues. But a number of magazines, newspapers, and other groups did run photo contests, often with prizes for best photos. Many were national and many were local. Some cities have local photo clubs. Some community galleries would ...


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How you feel about things is an utterly subjective thing, depending on (among other things) what was your intent when taking/publishing the photo and the context where the image is used. For example, you might feel robbed when you worked hard hoping to earn money for a photo and then discover it somewhere used or even shared without your consent. Or you ...


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Searching for photography "behind the scenes" takes you to a variety of sites where pro and amateur photographers explain how a shot was done. DP Challenge also has a "How'd They Do That" section.


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I suspect most photographers will be twitching uncomfortably at your request for "free" photos: everyone seems to want to use other people's work for free these days. :-\ However, without trying to second-guess your motives it's a valid enough question. Most high-quality photos you find online will be under copyright, meaning you can't re-use them for any ...


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That depends on what the agreement is between the site and it's users, but generally you may not just take images and use on your own site. If there isn't an agreement where the user specifically gives up the rights to the image, the author of an image still have all rights to the image.


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you will find some photos here: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/ which have very free Public Domain license. or try Deviantart, there are some photos with a free license, which can be used as stock photo, but they are mostly limited to noncommercial use. and as I know, all photos made by U.S. government employees are licensed under Public Domain - for ...



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