Photographs and images in your book can help you tell your story and add interest, clarity and excitement to your book. A powerful image on the cover of your book, can do a lot to help sell your book.
However, the laws and regulations for when you can and can’t use a photograph in your book can be confusing and, if you aren’t careful, can get you in trouble. Here are some simple guidelines to help end the confusion and keep you out of trouble.
As a rule, if you didn’t take the picture yourself, you have to have written permission from the copyright holder to use the image in your book. The two exceptions to this are:
- Public Domain: Under United States copyright law, all images published before January 1, 1923 in the United States are now in the public domain. Just because something is posted on the…
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