As we have noted before, copyright violations on the Internet are a big deal (for example, see 1, 2, 3) — and abuses abound where one site uses the copyrighted material of other sites without permission.

Recently, Intella Blog published some excellent commentary and an infographic on this topic:

“Giving credit to photographers for their work sounds like a simple process, but it can get pretty messy. And since posting copyright-infringing content can lead to the removal of your post or blog − or worse − a lawsuit, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Considering bloggers are financially liable for posting copyrighted images even if it was an accident, the first step is to recognize the different copyright labels and understand the Fair Use Doctrine (which allows copyrighted works to be used without permission to benefit the public). Don’t worry if you’re confused about copyrights, we’ve got you covered. This infographic details exactly how to search for approved images and how to properly attribute them.”


Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can’t Share on Your Blog


17 Replies to “Know More About Copyright Violations”

  1. Copyright infringement is a serious offense, and the figure presented does a great job explaining what copyright infringement is and how to avoid it. However, copyright infringement does not pose a particularly strong threat to me. Plagiarism (which is similar to copyright infringement) on the other hand does, as it can be a huge problem when writing papers for classes. It can be difficult to read someone’s work and try to incorporate it into something you would like to present. Thus it is important to cite references so that there is no question about the source of your information.

  2. As college students, we know from a young age that copying/stealing others’ work can be a serious offense. We learned that plagiarism in college could lead you to be expelled from your school! At Hofstra, we are all required to sign the Honor Code, and we can be in a huge amount of trouble if we do not follow it. In the workplace, it’s the same thing. One must come up with his/her own work, and give proper credit to sources used. If not, lawsuits will definitely take place. I think it’s important that we learn about this when we’re younger so it’s engrained in our minds to use this when we’re older, because we obviously do not want to be involved in any lawsuits.

  3. We all know the copyright infringement, but it is not everyone that knows the detail and how to make it by a properly way. As a student we just mark footnote when we quote other references. If we post pictures or article without permission, it means we will be in trouble. So, we should remember these rules, that will be useful in our daily life.

  4. Copyrighting of information is something that occurs everyday, all the time. Like plagiarism, copyrighting involves using another persons’ work and not giving them the credit needed. Although these are both big issues, I believe that the bigger issue is that they are not talked about at an early age. All throughout middle school and high school, students are expected to write papers and create presentations based on research they do. Almost all of these assignments open up the door for copyright infringement and plagiarism. It’s crucial that students are educated at a very early age in regards to the seriousness of matter. This will help to prevent the misuse of another persons work, and will make us more aware of why giving the owner credit is important.

  5. i am very like this article, it uses a easier method to let me realize more about copyright.Since this is always a serious topic, many people download and use pictures, articles, music of other people, especially sometimes they didn’t aware that they had break the law and also hurt other people. However, today, the internet has flourishing development, we should more care about copyright, trademark and patent in order to maintain freedom and justice.

  6. I think it’s hard nowadays to entirely make sure that you aren’t copywriting anyone or anything, because of the easy accessibility of the Internet. Whether it be students doing homework or professors looking up examples to show in a PowerPoint presentation, almost everything you can think of is already out there–making it extra difficult for people to not plagiarize as well. I’m glad I learned it at a young age, but some people still don’t know the trick: always credit your sources, even if you’re unsure, so at least you know you covered your own butt.

  7. Copyright infringement is a problem not only in America but many parts of the world. Its given a lot of importance in the United states but lacks enough attention in other parts of the world. Content distribute which are against he copyright rules need to be taken seriously. Ones’s work cant not be used without any credits. When in the college and University level, students tend to use certain content without giving due credit and Moreover that becomes a practice unless they are corrected at a young age. The whole notion that “No one will catch me for small things like this” has to change. Instead if better ways to use the content or ways that abide by all copyright rules are taught to students at a young age, that makes it a win win situation for both the parties.

  8. This post is very important. There are a lot of people out there that have no idea in this type of infringements. People usually do it without thinking about the major problem that they can get into. There are companies out there that specialize in looking for this kind of copy-writes infringements. They make sure to find people that is committing copyright infringements and distribute this information to the owner of the work to perform a lawsuit. We have to be aware of this and be really careful when we use an image a post, or anything that it was originally made from somebody else.

  9. In today’s highly developed Internet, the network information spread fast, this is also the indirect cause of copyright protection problem can not be solve easily, I think the problem of copyright protection is not only to improve technical support, but also need to improve people’s awareness of copyright protection, independent consciousness to protect the copyright of others

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