Copyright protects original text, music, photos and other images so creators can be credited and compensated. Publishing others’ content without their approval is against the law, so remember: If you didn’t make it, you probably don’t own it. Copyright best practices include:

  • Do not copy images, music or text without permission from the content author.
  • When given permission to use others’ content, keep records of the granted approval.
  • Taking your own photographs and writing your own text will ensure copyright isn’t violated.
  • If you commission a photographer, ensure that your agreement permits all contemplated uses.