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Old 05-08-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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A good start would be knowing what type image you are looking for. Landscape, cityscape, night shot, sky, people, etc....
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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A good start would be knowing what type image you are looking for. Landscape, cityscape, night shot, sky, people, etc....

Ooops, could've sworn I mention it. Yeah I'm looking for sky.


Heres what I did. I used a template that came with weebly and replaced the header image with another one from another weebly template.

In other words, weebly has multiple templates that allow you to chose from. But I didnt like the header I had, but like the rest of the layout. So I stayed with the layout and replaced the header with another one from a different template.


Hopefully thats allowed.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You might go to Flickr and access the Commons where photos with no known copyright are hosted. They tend to be from government or museum archives.

And some Flickr members do not restrict use of their photos, and you may be able to find something you like.

But, as has been implied here, the person who shot the photo owns it outright, and all rights to use of the photo.
You can be sued for copyright infringement by someone who tracks their photos and presses the issue if you do not have documented permission for use.
A copyright mark is not required to run you through the mill for unpermitted use.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Ooops, could've sworn I mention it. Yeah I'm looking for sky.


Heres what I did. I used a template that came with weebly and replaced the header image with another one from another weebly template.

In other words, weebly has multiple templates that allow you to chose from. But I didnt like the header I had, but like the rest of the layout. So I stayed with the layout and replaced the header with another one from a different template.


Hopefully thats allowed.
So you've resolved the issue?
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Why not take a digital camera outside and take a picture of the sky! I don't think anyone can stop you from doing that!
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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Will they just request that you take it down?

Probably, lawsuits rarely happen but that doesn't mean you should use it without permission. I can think of one good example. There was a shopping cart icon that Corbis owned and it somehow made it into the mainstream. They ended up sending a lot of letters to websites owners asking for X amount of money or they were going to sue. AFAIK no one ever got sued, probably made a bundle off of people that paid the the fee though.


Panic Stations! Lawsuit threat for using an image (http://www.webmasterworld.com/content_copywriting/3181266.htm - broken link)



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I wouldnt mind giving credit to the site i'm taking it from, theres just no copywrite/trademark on the picture.
Doesn't matter, as soon as you create something like taking a picture or make a graphic you automatically have copyright. You would need the authors permission to use it.

Anyone offering templates or images will have the details somewhere for what you can and cannot do with the images. They can license them however they want such as unrestricted, no commercial use etc.
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