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Q for those who employ content writers

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Senobia, Sep 2, 2014.

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    Lately I'm seeing a lot of 'writers wanted' threads on DP that include something like, "Must include images within the content - no worries, you can just get them from Google."

    I'm wondering if the vast majority of content buyers here at DP think that you really can just lift any image you want to from Google and use it for any purpose you see fit.

    I'm also wondering if any content writers here at DP are under the same impression.
    SEMrush
    What say you?
     
    Senobia, Sep 2, 2014 IP
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  2. Jennifer Hutson

    Jennifer Hutson Member

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    I'm so glad you pointed this out. I don't think many people realize that a big percentage of images you find on Google search are copyrighted and, even worse, they can be fined for using them without permission.

    Many people have no idea what Creative Commons licensing is, but it's especially mind-blowing to see in a job posting from a client who SHOULD know about these things. Just goes to show that even if you're clueless, you can still own a business.

    Hopefully freelancers will stop applying to jobs like these. If the client has no idea about basic image practices, then odds are they won't have basic knowledge about the writing industry, either. And that never makes for a good business relationship.
     
    Jennifer Hutson, Sep 3, 2014 IP
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  3. Jameyson MacDonald

    Jameyson MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    I always use stock photos or flickr photos that are in the Creative Commons... Never use Google for images unless you're querying specifically for images in the Creative Commons...
     
    Jameyson MacDonald, Sep 5, 2014 IP
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    Effort Less Greenhorn

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    Its a very good idea for using Flicker rather than Google. Because most of the Google images are copyrighted. So its better to use Flicker or other image services. They are creative.
     
    Effort Less, Sep 5, 2014 IP
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    Just hit the bull's eye right there! I couldn't agree more! ;)
     
    Vitarank, Sep 5, 2014 IP
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    ArticleSpecialists Active Member

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    Careful....Most photos on Flickr are not creative commons either. You need to restrict you searches to find images which are creative commons. You can do the same thing on Google Images.

    You can also checkout:
    CreativeCommons.Org
    WikiMedia
    PhotoPin

    All of them offer a wide variety of creative commons images.
     
    ArticleSpecialists, Sep 5, 2014 IP
  7. Jameyson MacDonald

    Jameyson MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    I always do advanced searches. They give you the option to choose both creative commons and images you can freely edit. I check both boxes...
     
    Jameyson MacDonald, Sep 5, 2014 IP
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    i'll never provide images with my writing but i give my clients some advice on where to find necessary photos and images.
     
    actnews, Sep 6, 2014 IP
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    I'm glad was able to read this thread. I do not have any idea about copyrighted images from google. I wrote some articles that requires me to include images. Well of course, the first thing I did was to search google. From now on, will take it from the experts advice of this thread.
     
    chinesegirl07, Sep 9, 2014 IP
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    seoxpertz Greenhorn

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    Google images are copyrighted, try using flicker or stock photos.
     
    seoxpertz, Sep 15, 2014 IP