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Visual Aids: NAILS, L = Legal

In today’s Minutes to Remarkable™ I discuss the importance of legally using images.

When I’m online doing research for a program it’s so easy for me to simply cut and paste cool photos, images and even songs into my presentations. Then I slap myself!

If the images aren’t mine, I can’t use them. So I have to be sure they are within the public domain or creative commons before I click away.

Naturally, double check with your attorney for the particulars, since the what, how and why you’re using the images can also make a difference!

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2 Responses to “Visual Aids: NAILS, L = Legal”

  1. April M. Williams February 23, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    Great tips Holly!

  2. Mari Baskin February 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

    Good subject, Holly. I often recognize situations where people and/or businesses are unaware of the illegality of using art/content that is not proprietary to them. A good example for anyone who does not quite understand the legal issue: you can not copy a Disney graphic (Mickey Mouse, etc.) and use it at your discretion. It is copyrighted and not usable unless you have (aka pay for) the license to do so. Note that stock photo houses distinguish between the licensing of images for narrow or broad distribution with commensurate fees.

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