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Discussion 2- Legal and Ethical Principles on Visual Image Use

Explain the legal and ethical principles you need to follow for all visual image use. What do you need to adhere to when using images in the workplace? What is the impact of computer technologies on legal image use?

1. What do you need to adhere to when using images in the workplace? When using images in the workplace, you must really be careful because some images are not for private use, unless, otherwise given permission by your boss or whomever controls the use of the images. Also, depending on the image you use, it could offend a person or persons within the workplace which could prompt a criminal investigation, which can result in a lawsuit and possible loss of employment.

2. What is the impact of computer technologies on legal image use? The impact of computer technologies on legal image use is a very touchy and tricky subject. Many companies own those images and you are looking at copyright infringement when using those images which can result in lawsuits. During our studies plagiarism played a huge part in our writing process. Because in many cases you have to get permission from the owner of the images, the legal ramifications of using the images without legal consent can be catastrophic due to the fact that, you can be in court for months or years before the legal red tape is cut. On this note, I suggest that it is best not to use images without the legal consent of the owner of the image and this will avoid possibility of being expelled from the university.
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