These three images were found using a simple search of “reading” on the Creative Commons Search Engine. I chose these three out of the thousands that come up because they all worked really cohesively with each other and just seemed to match with my blog theme of books and a slight vintage element. When sharing images or media of any kind, it is always hugely important to give credit where needed and to make sure your use coincides with the fair use checklist. Going by these guidelines, these images are perfectly fine to use and post around the internet most importantly because they were found through a legitimate search engine that allows for free use of their image supply. If this doesn’t apply, and in many cases of sharing images it does not, the checklist ensures that the image is credited to the creator, used only for beneficial/teaching purposes, and does not alter or distribute the content in any way. This comes into play when images or art or any form of media is found on the internet. Because it is publicly published may blur the lines between sharing in fair use and stealing content, so it is important to be aware at all times what areas of this checklist apply to the content you are sharing and how it is being shared. Little things like keeping the watermark on an image or doing a quick check to ensure you’re sharing the content from the original author can make a world of difference in keeping art and creators free to share responsibly.
In following with this, I make sure that each header image I use comes from Google’s advanced image search that provides selection of images available for free use, sharing, and modification. Otherwise, I make sure to link to the source at the end of my post, as I do with the recipe sources.