Boston, MA asked in Copyright for Massachusetts

Q: I want to use pictures on my website, but don't want to pay for them. The bloggers don't seem to pay - why should I?

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Paul Overhauser
Paul Overhauser
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN

A: The safest answer is that if you pay the copyright holder, you will have a license and will not be subject to being sued by the copyright owner. The bloggers could be at risk of being sued. However, there is a a great deal of public domain material on the internet that you can use free of charge. You can also buy CDs of artwork that includes a license to use the pictures on websites.

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