Can I use an image I find on Google Images in my website?

Short Answer: Probably not.

Longer Answer: If you don’t have permission to use the image through a license/image subscription or written permission from the owner of the image, you are better off finding something else. Large image sellers like Getty diligently patrol the use of their intellectual property, and it costs a lot of money if you end up using an image of theirs that you found in this manner, however innocently intended. The best way to stay out of that particular hot water is to use your own photography or the stock photography we have the right to use through our image license subscriptions. If you send us photography to use on your website, we assume you have the right to use it and the liability of using an image you don’t own falls to you. >> read more on website image rights here

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