"Public Domain" Images!?

United States
March 9, 2008 10:36am CST
I really need help in figuring this out. I am computer illiterate, so please try to explain this in a way I would understand ;P I need to know how to recognize if a picture from the intenet is "public domain" or not. Meaning I can use it without the crap being sued out of me! lol. Thank you! :)
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@broc93 (168)
• Italy
9 Mar 08
Usally, where not specified, images are copyrighted, so you have to ask the author to use them. Images are released in PD - public domain - or other licenses, like GFDL (Gnu Free Documentation License) or CC (Creative Commons) only if it's written on the image or on the web page where they appear. You will find asomething like this: I, the author of this work, I release this in the Public Domain. Where it isn't possible, you can modify, [...] this work as you want. Or you can find at the bottom of the page: "The content of this page is released under PD. 2008"
• United States
9 Mar 08
Okay I'll keep my eye out for any of that. Hopely I'll see it if it's there! What does it mean when it says "This image may be subject to copyright." ? Does that mean it is copyrighted??
• United States
9 Mar 08
I found it at yahoo images (same diff) lol. Hey! Thanks for the linK! So all the pictures there will be safe for me to use!? (8D
@broc93 (168)
• Italy
9 Mar 08
oh, yeah! and if you see @ commons[dot]wikimedia[dot]org you'll find lots of pictures in PD, GFDL and CC. No copyrighted pictures! Give a try to it :)