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"Is it considerable as copyright infringement if I edit and use a copyrighted image from the internet after making changes to it?"

Even with edits, copyright law still applies, and unauthorized use of another's copyrighted work is considered copyright infringement.

"Fair use" is an important defense that sometimes applies to claims of copyright infringement, and if your use is fair use, it is not considered infringement.

Using copyrighted images without permission can lead to legal action, fines, and lawsuits, so it's recommended to respect copyright laws and obtain permission or licenses.

Photographs taken after 1988 enter the public domain 70 years after the death of the creator, while prior to 1988, copyrights expired 50 years after the death of the creator.

All photographs belonging to the federal government are in the public domain and not protected by copyright law.

To view a file's metadata in Windows, right-click on the image, select "Properties," and then click on the "Details" tab, while in macOS, click on "Tools" when viewing the image in Preview, then "Show Inspector," and then the "i" icon, and finally, click on the "EXIF" tab.

There is no specific percentage or number of changes required to avoid copyright infringement, as each case is judged on its own merit, as seen in the Kienitz v.

Sconnie Nation case.

Fair use allows for limited use of copyrighted material without authorization from the author of the creative work, benefiting the public, and does not provide a specific rule for the number of words, musical notes, or percentage of a work that can be used.

Websites like Unsplash, Pexels, Flickr's Public Domain Group, and Pixabay offer free-to-use images that are in the public domain, and you do not need to provide attribution or seek permission.

The US Copyright Office emphasizes that fair use is an exception and limitation to the rights of exclusivity granted by copyright to the creator of a piece of work.

Photographers and creators have the right to make, sell, or distribute copies, adapt the work, and publicly display or perform the work as the copyright owner.

Metadata can be used to identify the original creator of an image, and understanding how to view and access metadata is essential in avoiding copyright infringement.

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