Who Really Owns Your Photos in Social Media?

MediaShift . Who Really Owns Your Photos in Social Media? Updated 2013 Edition | PBS.

This may not be the most interesting treatise I’ve ever posted, but it is one of the most essential. There’s so much out there in the world that people are using and repurposing and they may not — key word MAY — have the rights to use. This is a good primer on what to look for and how best to use content in the digital age. Important stuff.

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By way of example, I hit on this image at random on Wikimedia Commons. Its creator, “GG80” has released this image into the Public Domain, so I am free to download it and use it. Except, in those instances that I am not. Confused? You probably should be unless you are a copyright attorney. I have linked the image back to its original page on Wikimedia so you can see the provenance. Click the link above for more info.

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