I've seen this happen all the time. Hugely popular websites like Buzzfeed, Scoopwhoop and several other use images from other websites and leave a link back to source in the credits. What is the legality or this? So if need an image I can just take it from any website and leave a link to the original source?
Let me show you some examples,
- https://www.buzzfeed.com/audreyworboys/employee-company-secret-confession - Uses gifs from TV shows and leaves the names of the production houses in the credits.
- https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/tiktok-egirls - They took images from someones Instagram account, uploaded it to their servers and left a back link in the credits.
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/trillion-trees-to-make-earth-healthy-again/ - The last image is taken from National Geographic and re-uploaded to their servers. Again they've linked to Nat Geo article.
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/chennai-man-orders-food-swiggy-tries-to-deliver-from-rajasthan/ - Images are taken from news websites with links to the news articles.
Is this okay to do?