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Is it possible to legally include images found online on a product I'm selling, even if the images are copyrighted?

**Copyright law applies even if you don't make a profit**, so using copyrighted images on a product without permission is still illegal, even if you're not selling the product for a profit.

**Finding an image online doesn't mean it's free to use**.

Just because an image is publicly available online doesn't mean the copyright holder has given permission for anyone to use it.

**The "fair use" doctrine is complex**.

While it allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission, it's often difficult to determine whether a particular use qualifies as "fair use."

**CC licenses are not the same as public domain**.

Creative Commons licenses are permissions granted by the copyright holder, while public domain means the work is no longer protected by copyright.

**Reading licenses carefully is crucial**.

CC licenses can have varying restrictions, such as non-commercial use or attribution requirements.

**Embedding images or videos can be legal, but has limitations**.

Embedding content from another website can be considered legal under US copyright law, but this only applies if the content is not cached or stored on your server.

**Google Images search results may not reveal the original source**.

Even if you search for an image on Google, the results may not lead you to the original copyright holder or the terms of use.

**Licensing platforms can provide legal access to original images**.

Platforms like EyeEm Market allow photographers to license their images to users, providing a legal way to access original content.

**Creating your own images is always the safest option**.

Taking your own photos or creating original graphics eliminates the risk of copyright infringement.

**Image owners have the right to claim compensation**.

If you use a copyrighted image without permission, the owner can demand compensation, even if you didn't intend to infringe on their rights.

**Verifying the original source of an image can be difficult**.

Even with online tools, it may be hard to determine the original source of an image, making it difficult to obtain permission or verify licensing terms.

**Manufacturer-supplied product images may not be high-quality or customizable**.

Using low-resolution or blurry images supplied by manufacturers can negatively impact your product's appearance, and taking your own photos can provide better results.

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