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Why should you always credit shared photos on social media.

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The various social media platforms we are all familiar with see an explosion of lovely images that engage, inspire and titillate us. But before you share, there are some things you should consider. Etiquette It’s just good form to acknowledge the originating artist for any image you find and share even though your source may be Flickr , Instagram, Facebook or just ‘the internet’. For example, would you post a picture of the Mona Lisa without acknowledging Leonardo da Vinci? No. So even if you find a random picture of a building, landscape or public figure somewhere on the web, so too it follows that you should make every attempt to credit the originating artist, not just the place you found/stole it. Copyright Now, this is where you can come unstuck. Intellectual Property (IP) is protected by law, specifically the law of copyright, and there are many lawyers and quasi-lawyers trawling the web looking for violations and issuing scary notices that will either instruct you to