Legal Usage of Images on Your Website

Legal Usage of Images on Your Website

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An image with a watermark is not for public use. Southwark Cathedral, London, UK 2010 Photo Taken by Sharon Moore,

Images on your website are a great asset when used correctly but if you are sourcing images from Google or Flickr, you could be putting your business and yourself at risk of a lawsuit.

 The Law

In order to publicly display, distribute, reproduced or create an altered version of an…

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Bloggers and Press Passes

Bloggers and Press Passes

How Do Bloggers Get Access to the Events They Need to Cover?

There is an ongoing debate about whether bloggers should be considered journalists. Part of that debate is whether bloggers should be allowed to have the same access as journalists and be given press passes just as journalists get them.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation believes that bloggers can be journalists and journalists can be…

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The Lottery and The Poor Mentality

The Lottery and The Poor Mentality

Don’t get me wrong… I’ve thrown my dollar in the lottery pit plenty of times when the pot is $200 million or some ridiculous number like that. I mean… You never know.

What I have NEVER done is what I witnessed today a local grocery store.

I’m at the service desk taking care of business when I notice the lottery machines. (For those unaware, these are vending machines that sell and…

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Facebook Messenger Roll Out Freaks Out Users Amid Privacy Concerns

Facebook Messenger Roll Out Freaks Out Users Amid Privacy Concerns

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Facebook Has Rolled Out the New Stand Alone Messenger App. Users Are Not Happy

Facebook’s New Messenger App Rekindles Concerns About Privacy in Social Media Recent controversy about the newest version of the Facebook Messenger app brings about concern about privacy and invasion from the public. Facebook insists that the app is not used to “spy” on its users and that using the separate app creates…

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Net Neutrality and Online Marketers - Keeping the Internet From Turning Into the Wild West

Net Neutrality and Online Marketers – Keeping the Internet From Turning Into the Wild West

The world of online marketing can be a profitable one if the playing field remains even and the marketers, regardless of their marketing dollars, know how to play the game. Net neutrality, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, means “applying well-established ‘common carrier’ rules to the Internet in order to preserve its freedom and openness.” The “freedom and openness” of the…

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Legendary Line of Franklin BBQ Generates Income for Creative Austinites

Legendary Line of Franklin BBQ Generates Income for Creative Austinites

The line for Franklin BBQ begins to turn the corner even before they open.

The line for Franklin BBQ begins to turn the corner even before they open. Photo from shawnleegregory.com.

Raving reviews, national ad campaigns and famous customers have made Franklin BBQ become the top place to go for barbeque in Austin, Texas and people brave the three to six hour wait to get it. Even President Barack Obamacut in line to get a taste on a July 2014 visit to Austin. He also paid…

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It’s Not Just Ferguson

It’s Not Just Ferguson

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, Ferguson has been engulfed in protests, militarized police and a media firestorm that has held the attention of the world. It has also brought other police departments under scrutiny for overzealous actions against unarmed citizens.

There have been two rallies in Austin within the past…

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