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- Photos I linked to but didn't upload myself in the early days have since been taken down, leaving my posts with gaping, blank holes in them.
- Most of the photos I've used here are probably protected by some kind of copyright.
In this day and age, copyright is a sticky situation, especially for bloggers. Time was, we could use whatever the hell we wanted so long as we weren't making money off of it, so it counted as fair use. These days bloggers are getting sued by owners and receiving take-down notices for using other images and videos, even if they attribute and link to the source. It's pretty scary, so I'm not taking any chances.
It'll take a while, but I plan on removing all images from this blog (almost 400 posts worth) and I'll be using either my own images or things that are okay to use under a Creative Commons Licence. As for things like book covers, author photos, movie posters and screenshots of movies and video games, I'm no sure. I plan on keeping these as is and then get in touch with publishers and getting their opinions. Watch this space!
Guest posts wanted!
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I want YOU (yes, you), to wax lyrical here! I'm opening the doors for featured writers for a while, so if you want to write about anything related to blogging or the fantasy genre then let me know (a lot of other topics are fair game too, just let me know your idea)! Either pop a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take it from there!
What are your thoughts on using copyrighted images on your blogs? Do you have an idea for a guest post? Go crazy!