I am sure you have heard writers and authors online mentioning someone using their words – mostly on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest – and not giving them credit. It happens every day. I myself have had a popular quote of mine shared with my name removed over 250K times.
I am also sure you have seen countless writing pieces created over images. Quotes, poems, pieces of prose, you name it, they all seem to make their way on to some image-based background.
That is what I want to touch base on – those who use images for their writing memes. Unless the image is copyright free or has a free use license- it cannot be used without permission from the artist or photographer. Simply adding a caption stating ‘image: Pinterest’ or ‘image: Google’, etc. doesn’t change the fact the image is copyright protected.