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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?

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