by, 20-Mar-2015 at 07:09 (552 Views)
According to the LAW, an artist or owner of an art piece (including music, drawings, paintings, and any other works of art) has IMMEDIATE COPYRIGHT to a piece of art AS SOON AS it becomes a tangible piece. This means, once a piece of art is no longer an idea, but can be seen, heard, or touched, including the posting of it online, it os automatically copy written to the artist or the owner (person who it was created for, ESPECIALLY if it was paid for).
THEREFOR, if you do not get permission from the artist or the owner of a piece to use it in ANY way, you ARE STEALING and breaking copyright laws! EVEN IF YOU FOUND IT ON Google.
This is because Google simply searches for keywords along with an image, but will direct you to the site it came from if you click on it. GOOGLE IS NOOOOT a source for an image, it is essentially a collection folder of links to images.
TLR, it IS THEFT to use an image from Google without the permission of the owner BY LAW!
I post this due to many on this site that feel that it does not constitute stealing to use something that does not belong to you.