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Stock Photo Trap for the Unwary: Proper use of the Editorial License

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Using an editorial license is indeed important when expressing opinions and reporting news, as it allows freedom of expression and protects First Amendment rights. However, it is crucial to understand that editorial license does not grant the right to commit defamation, publish false information, or infringe on someone's copyright.

When it comes to using photographs or other copyrighted materials, it is necessary to obtain proper permissions or licenses from the copyright holder. Failing to do so may potentially lead to a copyright infringement claim, as you mentioned.

To avoid such claims, it is advisable to either create your own original content or properly attribute and obtain permission for copyrighted material you wish to use. Additionally, understanding fair use guidelines and seeking advice from a legal professional can help you navigate potential copyright issues.

For more help with photo infringement issues or image licensing and clearance email us through this page or call (877) 276-5084.  We have helped nearly a thousand businesses with copyright infringement matters.

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