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What is copyright infringement?
Copyright infringement is when you copy articles, text, stories, images, html, graphics or anything and republish it without the permission of the copyright owner. Being on the internet doesn't make it public domain.
Be smart and seek out permission
If you can not prove that you have permission to republish an image, then it is considered copyright infringement. Do not take this information as legal advice, it is only information. Contact a copyright lawyer if you need legal advice on copyright laws. More information can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office here.