How can I avoid copyright infringement when using images from the Internet? by Aonia Masood
Answer by Aonia Masood:
It is a general rule that no one is allowed to use a copyrighted work without having express authorization from the owner of the copyrighted work. However, the law gives an exception to the general rule i.e., fair use of the copyrighted work.
Fair use of the copyrighted image is using the image for personal, non-profit, educational, research or scholarly purposes and / or only for limited purposes; or transforming or re-purposing the image so that it is not recognizable from the original; or publishing the image in a fact-based context or publication that benefits the general public as a whole.