Fair Use of Online Images
Creative Commons License
Fair use is a legal doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. You can comment or parody something WITHOUT any permission. However, you need a LIMITED amount of work not a large chunk.
Copyright is a right placed in certain creative works such as text, artistic works, music, and computer programs. This makes sure the work cannot be used by others, and people how use it must attribute.
How do you know if an online image is copyrighted?
- You should first find signs of a copyrighted image.
- Use a browser like google to see if it is copyrighted.
- Look up and understand how the US court evaluates fair use.
- If you are still unsure, you should just ask owner for permission.