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SixOfTheClock wrote:
A recent client, however, said "just grab some photos from Google Images" and left it at that. ... What, my dear friends, would you do in this situation?
Hi SixOfTheClock,

I would tell the client that there is a possible issue of future legal liability in freely grabbing images from Google image search, since they may be copyrighted.

I would tell the client they have several options:

1. use photos from the sites now on the web that are royalty free, licensed for commercial use, and free to the public. I'd give them a list of such sites, such as: www.publicdomainpictures.net/

2. use photos from site that charge minimum fees for royalty free photos, licensed for commercial use. Give them a list of such sites. perhaps:[^]; DeviantArt ?

3. if the client is willing to pay, ask the client for a budget, and you select the photos to fit the budget from legal sources.

4. tell the client, that they can provide the source pictures, but that they will have to sign a letter taking all responsibility for future copyright, or licensing issues. of course, the client will probably get "cold feet," hearing that !

If none of those options work, and the client just refuses to pay for images of the quality they want, then: I guess you have to ask yourself the questions: how much do I need this work, what are my "ethics" worth to me, and: what may be the future risks to my business and/or reputation ?

Wish I could conceive of a simple answer, for your dilemma.

yrs, Bill
"We live in a world ruled by fictions: mass merchandising, advertising, politics as advertising, instant translation of science, technology, into popular imagery, increasing blur of identity in realms of consumer goods, preempting any free, original, imaginative, response to experience by the television screen. We live in an enormous novel. For a writer it's less necessary to invent a novel's fictional content: fiction's already there. A writer's task is to invent a reality." J. G. Ballard, 1974

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