Is saving images from Google illegal?
You cannot download or use images from Google without seeking permission from the copyright holder, unless your use falls within one of the exceptions or the work is distributed under an open licence such as Creative Commons.
What qualifies for fair use?
In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.
Are memes royalty free?
So, while it depends on the details of a particular meme, the majority of memes are not copyrightable. Importantly, the creation and use of a meme could have potential legal ramifications. If the image is in the public domain, then it is unlikely to create copyright issues.
How do I credit a photo?
If you’re using it in a blog post or on your website, put the name of the creator and a link to their website or the source of the image beneath it. The format should be something like this: “Photo by [artist name with their website hyperlinked]” or “Image by [artist name] via [website hyperlinked].”
Is it OK to repost on Instagram without permission?
It is the most important rule for reposting user-generated content. If you don’t have users’ consent or permission to repost their content then you should not repost UGC. Taking permission is easier than it sounds, where you have different ways to do so.
How do I know if I can use a photo from the Internet?
The image should always include the acronym CC + “Some Rights Reserved”. If it’s online, it should link to the Common Deed, which are the specific conditions of the license.
Is reposting on Instagram allowed?
As long as you have prior permission to use someone’s post, using this app (or another repost app) is compliant with terms of service. The Repost for Instagram app adds the creator’s Instagram handle to the image you’re resharing.