Though it might be tempting to type a keyword into Google Images and use the first attractive photo that comes up, adding copyrighted images to your online articles is essentially stealing (and in other words, illegal).
In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (How to Legally Use Images in Your Online Articles), Robin Edmondson and Yours Truly discuss how to go about finding and adding others’ images to your online articles in a legal manner. Listen in to learn the basics of proper image attribution and Creative Commons licenses, and to also discover our favorite online resources for free (or low cost) images.
If you would like to read a more detailed guide to legal image use on HubPages, check out the tips in our Learning Center.
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