A lot of people assume that if they find an image on the internet, it's free to use in their posts. When I was new to blogging, I assumed the same.
What if you give credit and maybe even link back to the owner's site?
Images are copyrighted. Be super careful when using images. If you're a blogger and use images that aren't your own, it behooves you to know the laws surrounding image use.
Sara from Saving For Someday wrote an excellent guest post recently on Social Media Examiner about using images on your blog and how to avoid breaking the law in the process. It's a great to-the-point reference about image use. The bottom line is:
Just because you provide attribution and/or a link back to the original doesn’t mean you’re free and clear.
You also might be interested in my post, How to Find Free Images to Use in Your Posts. It's a video tutorial explaining how to find free images to use legally.
Photo by Paul (dex).