Blacknight, a company famous for using engaging, over-the-top-graphics has partnered with the stock photography community Fotolia to offer customers the opportunity to decorate their websites for the holidays.
Fotolia is an online community where members buy and sell images for use in websites, advertisements, and presentations. Fotolia offers low-priced royalty free images, giving users the option to pay by the credit (1 credit = €1.30 or lower) or a subscription system. Customers who sign up for Fotolia using Blacknight’s link and will receive 3 free welcome credits and 30% bonus on their first order.
Many Internet users are not aware that taking an image from another website and using it as their own is a violation of copyright law. It is important to always be sure that any image used on a website is the property of the owner or has been licensed with permission.
Michele Neylon of Blacknight explains: “At Blacknight we take entertaining our customers with graphics and images VERY seriously. We understand that finding quality images can be a challenge and want to take this opportunity to make it easier for our customers to spruce up their sites for the holidays. If you just go off and find images online, there is a good chance you will run into the ‘minor’ issue of copyright infringement. If you do not own an image or if the image isn’t made available under an explicit license for usage you cannot use it.”
The best ways to avoid using copyrighted imagery are to use images that are released under a “creative commons” license or to obtain professional stock images. Using Fotolia’s services is an excellent way to insure that all images are already approved for use. Fotolia’s library includes millions of royalty-free images, vectors, illustrations and video footage clips and they are the first worldwide microstock organization to offer both crowdsourced and professional images on one site.
Neylon continues: “It is easy to avoid copyright problems when there are so many cool images available to be licensed. We can’t wait to see how our customers use Fotolia to customise their sites.”
The Blacknight/ Fotolia promotion is ongoing through the new-year. To access this promotion, please visit http://eu.fotolia.com/blacknight
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