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    Legal Question: How Can I Use Images Commercially?

    If there are a group of images which reside on the web, is it ok if I use them for commercial purposes as long as I credit the source? Is there an appropriate way to cite the source?

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    Nope. You've got to contact the owner.

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    There are certain collections of images which may be explicitly released under a license which gives this permission up-front. You might check Wikimedia Commons.

    EDIT: Here's the specific page that speaks to the "free use" of content obtained from the commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Co...side_Wikimedia. Users who upload content theoretically agree to allow anyone and everyone free use of whatever they upload to the site.
    Last edited by svidgen; 10-09-2009 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Added link to "free use" guidelines.
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    Nope. You've got to contact the owner.
    I figured such. However, if no owner is listed, how do we know who owns the rights?

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    ...and thanks for that Wikimedia link. That seems to be a great site!

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