Why You Can’t Use Google Images

The picture above seems harmless, right?


This picture is a picture from google of my close friends YouTube. It is a copyrighted image and I could be punished for using it without his permission. Well, obviously I asked him if I could use it for this, but that doesn’t mean you can. He could press charges and take you to court if you don’t pay the fine. The use of pictures without permission is essentially theft of the original owners work, not to mention if you use the picture for profit you could suffer even more severe punishment.

Moral of the story, GET PERMISSION!

11 thoughts on “Why You Can’t Use Google Images

  1. Hi Chris, I’m Parker. I enjoy that you were able to get a picture of your friend that was copyrighted and you asked permission. I think what you did to explain was a good method… the just because I can use it doesn’t exactly mean you can too. I think it would’ve been nice if you described a couple more of the consequenses to. A question that I have for you is what can the more severe punishment if you make profit? You can reply @ http://2024ptl.edublogs.org

    1. You could suffer possibly jail time. That’s a guess on my part, but other consequences would be such like getting banned from the media you are using, or if you’re onYouTube your channel can be terminated permanently

  2. Hi Chris, my name is Jason and I agree with you on don’t take images without permission. Usually I try to take my own images but sometimes I can’t so I go get an image and give the owner credit. Please Check out my blog at 2024wangj.edublogs.org. If you do please check if I there is an image I didn’t give someone credit for.

    1. Using your own images is the best solution. I for one use screenshots I took in game, and while there still is a copyright, I use it with fair use and do not use it for my own profits or good

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