I also started a second blog this week as a way to gather in one place pics and links to all of the things I like. I may make this blog public, but have not decided yet. My question is this...Do you put pictures taken from another person's blog, website, etc.on your blog as long as you give them credit? If I am the only one reading the blog and it isn't public, does this even matter? I had some pics of my favorite flowers that I got from google images, but then I read something on blogger that said the following about using web images:
If you choose to 'Add an Image from the Web' using the image upload feature in Blogger, you shouldn't use an image location that is hosted at someone else's expense without their permission. Sometimes this is referred to as 'stealing bandwidth' because every time your blog loads, the image is loaded from their server, and this person likely incurs an expense.
Before you put an image in your blog, keep in mind that some images are protected as intellectual property through copyright. This means that the creator has sole legal rights to their works and may not want you copying and displaying them. If you're unsure whether or not an image is copyrighted, it's best not to risk it. However, there are places that make it easier for you to find images you're allowed to use: