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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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What Images Can You Use on Your Blog?

A very common question among bloggers—both beginner and seasoned bloggers—is related to using images on blogs and in blog posts. Copyright laws protect the original owner of any work, and images are protected by copyright laws just as words and music are. It might seem like a great idea to create a celebrity gossip blog and link to pictures you find on entertainment sites, but doing so is likely to be a violation of copyright laws.
 
To use an image on your blog without violating any laws, you need permission. You can get permission by requesting it from the image owner, or you can find sources that provide images with copyrights attached to them that allow you to republish them on your blog. The most common ...

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