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Using Creative Commons Images On Sensitive Stories Could Get

She argued that you can’t use a photo of random people to illustrate a gruesome murder

With most stock libraries, this kind of use is explicitly forbidden

Using images of recognisable people to illustrate stories must be done with thought and sensitivity

A story that paint the models in an unflattering light is not allowed by some Creative Commons

Any suggestion that there is an endorsement of products and services by depicted persons, brands, vocalists and

may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, privacy rights, trademarks etc

and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights — particularly for

Pixabay does not represent or warrant that such consents or licenses have been obtained, and expressly disclaims

Some writers on Medium use pseudonyms so they can feel free to share secrets without revealing their

This too, could leave you open to a law suit, depending on what topics you’re covering

Some people who want to remain anonymous use images of animals, or drawings instead of their own

Animal photos should be safer than using images of people, especially if some of your stories fall

Note that the Unsplash License does not include the right to use:

Please see our FAQs for more information and, if you still aren’t sure, you should probably

Here’s an example of that in action: “Photographer faces legal action after using a photo he

The photographer used an image of an identifiable person from the site, so it wasn’t covered

A police notice or taped area might be more appropriate and there are plenty of standard stock

I’m not a lawyer, so cannot comment on fair use with any degree of confidence, which

For crime reporting, extra care is needed around decisions about photos

But also, it’s worth thinking through your decisions when you’re writing about anything else that