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Why are some image sites so picky about how you can use them?

Asked by AshlynM (10094points) September 10th, 2018

Some sites require attribution and you can only use in certain situations.
Others don’t require attribution at all and you can use commercially and redistribute freely as you want.
Why are some of these picture sites so different than others?

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Photographers took the pictures and own the copyright to them.

Some photographers give away their rights and let anyone/everyone use the pictures.

Other photographers want recognition (their name on the photo), or compensation (you pay for the use of the picture) because that is how they get paid.

It is a perfectly legitimate request to be paid for the work you do.

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