There are many companies out there that offer stock photographs and other images available for download. Some of those are available for download for free, others are rights managed, while others require royalty-free, but one-time payment. One of those companies is known as Corbis. Another one is known as Getty Images. Regardless of the company, there are many types of these companies that simply acquire rights of ownership to the particular images from the author of those images, monitor how those images are being downloaded and used and then send letters of copyright infringement to the people that downloaded and used them.
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This is copyright attorney Brian Hall with Traverse Legal PLC, a law firm that represents those receiving copyright infringement letters as it pertains to their use of online images. Today I want to talk about the liability that one may face by using images that they find online for their own personal use and benefit.