Pictures & Copyright


There is always something new, isn’t there?  I’ve started to insert a few photos into my various posts – some from my own photo collection – I stuck an album, called “Gargoyles”, a while ago on Facebook – and some from Google images.  The thing is, I don’t know about copyright procedures here.  I think I have acknowledged their use each time but I am still not sure if that is sufficient.

I don’t really know where to look or who to ask to find out.  I suppose that is the same in lots of ways in life  – I don’t know where to go, what to do or who to ask!  So… I suppose, along with millions and millions of others I hope, I pretend to know what I am doing and I act as if I do, most of the time anyway.  So in this case scenario, I will put myself to the test and find out, explicitly, the ins and outs of copying photos from anywhere in the web and putting them on my blog.

I should look for answers right here in WordPress.  I could google it. I could ask a computer guy. I could read a book.

I know that I can’t plagarise something  created by another person and that I must acknowledge ownership somewhere – footnotes,caption, that sort of thing – but I am unsure about such things as permission and so on.  I’m not looking to buy or pay for an image, I just want to be ok about using one or more images, which are most definitely not mine, on this blog.

Author: serkeen

I am Irish, currently living in West Australia. I have a degree in Old & Middle English, Lang & Lit and, despite having worked in Kuwait, Italy, Malaysia, USA, Brunei, Australia and Hong Kong over the last 40 years, I have a strong interest in Ireland’s ancient pre-history and the heroes of its Celtic past as recorded in the 12th and late 14th century collection of manuscripts, collectively known as The Ulster Cycle. I enjoy writing historical novels, firmly grounded in a well-researched background, providing a fresh and exciting look into times long gone. I have an empathy with the historical period and I draw upon my experiences of that area and the original documents. I hope, by providing enough historical “realia” to hook you into a hitherto unknown – or barely glimpsed - historical period.

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