Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting images and even books such as the Bible copyright free

Okay, now this might seem like a geeky topic but if you're writing a blog or indeed anything for publication then sooner or later you're likely to stumble upon the problem of copyright. As for finding copyright-free images (such as the one in this post), a useful source is WikiMedia Commons although be careful to check to see if there are any specific conditions associated with each image. In terms of content, it might be a surprise to some but even quoting from ancient books such as the Bible can raise issues due to the fact that they are more recent translations. On that particular topic, I've found that the World English Bible appears to be copyright free and available for use without even needing to go to the trouble of attributing each time a quote is made.

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