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WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/12/18

WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/12/18

‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ now sues publisher * “Pro Nazi” publisher sued in Poland * California lawmaker wants to trample free speech * WriterBeware threatened with legal action? * Internet Archives’ alleged copyright infringement

“Can I Use Somebody Else’s Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?”

“Can I Use Somebody Else’s Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?”

I am still working to get my illustrations for my book. Can you advise on something I was told by my illustrator? She told me that most photos copied from the Internet can be flipped horizontally to alleviate concerns of copyright infringement. For example if a mountain appears on the left side of the photograph, flip the photo so the mountain is on the right side. I also wonder if applying artistic effects to a photo (pencil sketch, smooth pastel, etc.) would eliminate concern of issues. I was given five websites for Royalty Free photos and images that are free of charge. Do you have any recommendations for me?

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

Your child has written a book and a number of friends who have read it have remarked that it is great, and should be published. Your child then tells you he or she has decided to become an author, and wants to have the book published. You quickly respond “okay,” and then, realizing what you said, you ask yourself a number of questions:
Can my child actually publish a book?

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