Respect Copyright Laws

June 16th, 2012

Although the internet has made it very easy to download photos and use them on your website without attribution, we’ve heard from several aviation photographers who would like to respectfully remind ICAS members that it is inappropriate to make unauthorized use of copyrighted material…including photos that you download from other sites.

Many aviation-oriented photo-sharing sites have been created throughout the internet. And, with just a couple of clicks, it’s easy to download some of these extraordinary photos and post them on your organization’s website. But doing so, without the permission of the photographer, is unethical and perhaps illegal.

The good news is that many of these photographers are happy to let you use their photos, once they have given you permission and with proper attribution of some sort.