This article provides some insight into copyright infringement and/or copyright claims, as it relates to the use of images on websites, while also offering ways to avoid copyright claims. This includes providing proactive actions and links to resources for free royalty-free stock images and paid royalty-free stock images.
If you own a website, or are a web designer who has used images without securing licensing then you probably know this can be a real costly endeavor. Copyright infringement is a real and occurs more often than you think. This occurs both on purpose, and inadvertently. In any case, the attorneys who will be contacting you do not care if it was a mistake or not. This is why it is important to use images from a trusted source (not Google Image Search), and/or license your images from a trusted stock image resource.
Before we get into providing solutions to avoiding copyright claims, let us first understand the nuts and bolts of the issue which can be realized by reviewing some frequently asked questions and answers relative to copyright infringement as it relates to "image usage on the internet".
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Website URL: http://www.arcorelectronics.com
AdverGroup web design was happy to assist Arcor Electronics who is a local wire and cable supplier and distributor located in Niles, IL 60714. Arcor is a specialty wire and cable distributor, stocking bulk and rewound wire for a number of different industries since 1984.
When Arcor was seeking a local web designer near Niles, IL 60174 to assist in the redevelopment of their corporate website for their Niles, IL company, they asked someone they trusted. This someone happened to be aware of, and involved in, the successful redevelopment of two corporate websites by a local web design company named AdverGroup. After looking into our portfolio and considering the reference provided by a trusted source, Arcor knew that AdverGroup would be the right choice for them.
This corporate website redevelopment project included the migration of the clients website content into a modern and mobile friendly website solution. AdverGroup's product photography services also came in handy, as new high quality images would be required to adequately display the clients products.
Web Design Client: Molon Motor & Coil
Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Website URL: http://molon.com/
AdverGroup LLC was happy to serve Molon Motor and Coil who is a local motor manufacturer based in Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Molon has been providing innovations in motor production since 1954.
When Molon was considering local web designers in or near Arlington Heights, the answer was easy! AdverGroup had worked for Molon on other projects delivering product photography services and graphic design services. AdverGroup had also developed a website for their sister company Lehmann-Peterson and had done a great job developing a website for their Cadillac Coachbuilder website. Therefore, the client was already aware of the exceptional web development services and work ethic implemented by AdverGroup.
- New Custom Industrial Website Development Project with Catalog Component to Display Client's Products
- Custom Graphic Design including Re-Creation of Client Logo and Company Seal
- Accordion Menu to help users navigate through the clients many products
- Product Photography and photoshop editing of clients products (gear motors) for use on website and printed materials.
Web Design Client: Leo's Gun Shop
Location: Loves, IL 61111
Website URL: http://leosgunshop.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a new Gun Shop that was opening in Loves Park, IL. The owner Leo, required a eCommerce website solution to help display and sell firearms, ammunition and accessories online. In addition to providing eCommerce web development services, we also included professional product photography capturing high quality photographs of their new and used inventory.
Previous to developing this custom eCommerce website, this client did not have a corporate website and depended on customers to visit their bricks and mortar location in Loves Park, IL. We created their new ecommerce website using the Joomla content management system (CMS).
The main objective of this website development project was met! We created a home base for this client where they could effectively promote their business and be found on search engines. Thus allowing them to minimize the costs they incurred by posting items for sale on Ebay.
Think of it as free money, or free "images of money". As this collection of money (hundred dollar bill) photographs are yours to use on your website or printed literature with out any further licensing. All that we ask is that you provide photo credits to www.advergroup.com (feel free to remove the watermark as long as photography credit is provided).
About these free photos of $100 Bills: This entire session was planned with the intention to capture and provide free images of money ($100 dollar bills) to the world-wide-web. We treated this project just like every other product photography photo shoot. We organized product in positions, we shot hundreds of angles. and we used various backgrounds and lighting techniques. Upon completion of our photography session, (just like every other product photography session) we also processed these images using Adobe Photoshop cleaning up any imperfections.