The most challenging part of running a blog and business is finding the right photos/videos for your creatives. Taking images from Google images isn’t a viable solution because of copyright laws.
In a recent PetaPexel article, it describes a clear example of the consequences of taking of Google Images without the photographer’s permission. As reported in the article, a photographer sued Dan Dasilva, an internet entrepreneur, and marketer, for $150,000 in damages over a Google image used on his Shopify online store.
As Dan describes, “I never really thought that there are malicious people out there… there are people out there who maliciously put pictures on the Internet.” The result was a settlement for $27,000 and an addition $10,000 in legal fees, a $37,000 mistake.
Source: Zhang, Michael. (2017, October 19). Yes, Using a Copyrighted Photo Without Permission Can Get You Sued. Retrieved from: https://petapixel.com/2017/10/19/yes-using-copyright-photo-without-permission-can-get-sued/
Most creatives today is guided by Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons, a non-profit organization was founded in 2001, with the objective of availability of original work to be built upon and shared.
Seven major types of Creative Commons licenses outlines the rules around sharing creative work. If you want to learn more, check it out here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Back to why you visited this article, here are 18 resources for the best attribution free content for creatives. As a disclaimer, the sites listed below will also have attribution required material. Be sure to double check the licenses before repurposing for your business.
Vectors and Graphics
We will continue to update this list as we find more free resources. Feel free to contribute to us by leaving other attribution resources you are using today for your business below in the comments.