Don't use stocks uploaded in this gallery
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stock photos but we checked them out on Google Image Search
and unfortunately, all these images are from Fotolia, Shutterstock, Depositphotos or Dreamstime.
He is NOT the photographer.
Owners and photographers:
Katrina Brown, USA
Valua Vitaly, Russia
Infringement of copyright may result in monetary damages, lawsuits, costly legal fees
and under some rare circumstances, criminal charges.
What is a Copyright?
Fundamentally, copyright is a law that gives you ownership over the things you create.
Be it a painting, a photograph, a poem or a novel, if you created it,
you own it and it’s the copyright law itself that assures that ownership.
The ownership that copyright law grants comes with several rights that you, as the owner, have exclusively.
From the time it is created, a photo or other image is automatically protected by Copyright.
Those rights include:
The right to reproduce the work
to prepare derivative works
to distribute copies
to perform the work
and to display the work publicly
These are your rights and your rights alone.
Unless you willingly give them up (EX: A Creative Commons License), no one can violate them legally.
This means that, unless you say otherwise, no one can perform a piece written by you or make copies of it,
even with attribution, unless you give the OK.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the law to the authors of “original works of authorship.”
By virtue of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works,
works are protected in all 160 countries that are party to the Convention, as well as various other laws such as the US copyright act.
Just because an image is on the internet, it doesn’t mean the image is free to use.
You may still need the correct license to use it.
There is a difference between an image being online and an image being “in the public domain”
(the term given to content that is not owned or controlled by anyone).