Copyright: can I use that picture?

Can I use that picture? (infographic) by Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communication Guy
Image credit: Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communication Guy

How do you know if you can use a picture or not? Do I need to cite the source?

This graphic, created by The Visual Communication Guy lays it out for us. It was used with his permission (yes I asked).

Did you create it yourself? Where will you use it? What rights has the creator reserved? This infographic helps you find your way.

And if you can't find the source, check out our blog post from March, 2013: So, who made this? How to reverse image search. This post teaches you how to start with just an image and figure out who made it or where it came from.

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