I'm sure you have seen many blogs that use really cool or funny pictures (like "owned", "fail" etc).
Some of these pictures are posted on hundreds of sites online.
My question is: Is this OK to do - or does it violate any rules (legal or ethical)?
I would like to be able to contact the original creator of such pictures and ask for permission to use them - but I don't even know where to start.
Are such pictures royalty-free? Or is there a source that creates such images that I could contact?
I have searched for the answer on Google for almost 2 hours but was unable to find an answer.
I have looked into several stock image sites but they only appear to have the same old (boring) pictures.
I would really appreciate some feedback on this.
Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide...