Whether for your website, your blog or student projects, it’s important to know that unless the creator has given permission for you to use their images, videos or other media, you Should Not Use it! It’s called Copyright! And although the rules vary internationally, it is simple common respect to only use someone else’s work if they have freely shared it. Even then, it’s always nice and sometimes required to acknowledge the creator. Find out how to search for shared work in this video.
I would love to show the many bright faces reading and otherwise enjoying my library, but for their protection and by law, I cannot use their photos here.
Reading by courosa
Luckily there are many places to find images that have been licensed for the Creative Commons: in other words for anyone to use with various restrictions.
reading by murphyeppon
Any time photos are taken from the Internet, for personal, professional or student projects, care should be taken to comply with the photographer’s copyright. Many prefer to protect their images from use, but some share freely. You can learn about different licenses here.
- Reading Time by adwriter
If you use images, or are involved with students using images in their projects,
I highly recommend Billy Meinke’s
How to find great free digital Photos on Flickr for use in your Projects!
It’s the best step-by-step guide I have found.