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Proper use of copyright on a website with stock images

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Apr 21, 2019

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The website I'm creating has a footer that contains the standard copyright info, which is just "Copyright", the symbol and name of the company.  But now I've added to the page a background image from a free stock website (Pexel) that specifies unrestricted usage.  Do I have to alter my copyright footer to specify that it isn't my image?  I googled around but couldn't find the answer, and I thought perhaps developers here would be able to tell me.  Thank you! 

If I use free images from a free resource I always have the courtesy to give the photographer a credit, plus the website where it came from, probably the least one can do. What does it say on the website where you got your image from about adding a copyright.

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Proper use of copyright on a website with stock images

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The website I'm creating has a footer that contains the standard copyright info, which is just "Copyright", the symbol and name of the company.  But now I've added to the page a background image from a free stock website (Pexel) that specifies unrestricted usage.  Do I have to alter my copyright footer to specify that it isn't my image?  I googled around but couldn't find the answer, and I thought perhaps developers here would be able to tell me.  Thank you! 

If I use free images from a free resource I always have the courtesy to give the photographer a credit, plus the website where it came from, probably the least one can do. What does it say on the website where you got your image from about adding a copyright.

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If I use free images from a free resource I always have the courtesy to give the photographer a credit, plus the website where it came from, probably the least one can do. What does it say on the website where you got your image from about adding a copyright.

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Yes, that's a good idea.  I'll ask my client if they would mind if I add a credit.  That would help the photographer, and at the same time clarify that the copyright notice isn't referring to the image.  I didn't see anything about it on Pexels, but perhaps I can send them a question, just to sure.  I appreciate your help!   Thank you!

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Read the terms of their license to understand what you can and cannot do with their images.

https://www.pexels.com/photo-license/

If the images come with no strings attached, you don't need to do anything. 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Thank you, Nancy!

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