Sure it may be convenient to do a quick image search online and grab images to use on your website, blog or print materials, but did you know it’s not legal to copy and use images found on the web unless you have permission? Copyright infringement lawsuits are not something any small business owner wants to deal with.
In today’s world, it’s much easier for the owner of those images to discover when their property has been used unlawfully. They can then file a copyright lawsuit against you which can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars! It’s important to understand how image use rules work on the internet, and to take steps to protect yourself.
There are quite a few options out there for legally obtaining images to use in marketing and promotional efforts – check out these articles to learn more.