Apr 23, 2017, 12:13
(Apr 22, 2017, 06:39)WDHewson Wrote: It may not be stolen at all. It may have been your gift to the world via the internet.
And if you put the image on the "net" without copyright, then it is likely a gift.
Also, lots of copyright law exempts limited use by educators and schools. Was it an unpaid educational TedTalk?
Very little of this is accurate under US or European copyright laws.
Using an image for education is not exempt from copyright laws, Journalistic purposes is.
All images are copyrighted, uploading them to the internet in general does not relinquish that copyright. You do have to beware of which sites you put an image on and what their terms are. You do not have to register an image for copyright laws to protect it.