Using Microsoft Clip Art in your Blog Posts? Better contact your copyright attorney

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS

Using Microsoft Clip Art in your Blog Posts? Better contact your copyright attorney.

 

If you are like me I had been using the Clip Art that came with my Microsoft Office. But because of all the posts and talk lately on Active Rain about copyrights and trademarks I decided to search out what Microsoft had to say on their site about the use of their images.

This is what the site says:

 

Use of Microsoft Copyrighted Content

Published: April 26, 2005 | Updated: June 4, 2008

Microsoft products, services, and Web content—including images, text, and software downloads (collectively, "Products and Services")—are owned by Microsoft Corporation and/or by Microsoft vendors, who have given Microsoft permission to use the Products and Services.

Unless Microsoft explicitly gives you permission within the End-User License Agreement (EULA) or License Terms that accompany the Products and Services and/or in the guidelines below, you may not copy, modify, distribute, display, license, or sell any Products and Services or components contained in them.

For more information, consult your copyright attorney.

 

Now I don’t know about you but I for one do not want to have to consult my copyright attorney because I used an image from Microsoft. So, please take the time to read all the fine print before using ANY image that is not your own!!!!

 

 

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Kelly Willey is the broker and began her real estate career in 1989 in Baltimore, Maryland and Long and Foster Realtors. She rose quickly to the top of her office and was the Rookie of the Year in 1989 with Coldwell Banker. Over the years she has earned numerous sales awards, sold millions and millions of dollars in real estate and attended a vast number of training programs. Kelly has specialized in working with many REO, short sale, pre-foreclosure and foreclosure properties over the last 20 years. And, she holds the SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation for working with senior citizens and their special needs.

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Kelly and her family have been very involved with Island Community Church and Island Christian school. Being involved as a youth leader with the teens sparked their interest in foreign missions. They have taken many trips to the Dominican Republic to serve the impoverished of that country and founded a non-profit corporation, Micah Missions, to raise money and awareness of that cause.

For all your real estate needs in Marathon, Duck Key, Key Colony Beach and Grassy Key call Kelly Willey at 305-289-2212 or email her at MicahMissions@Gmail.com. We are always happy to help you with area attractions, local schools or the value of your Marathon, Florida Keys home.


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Kelly Willey
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Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS

Maria: the agreement says: you may not copy, modify, distribute, display, license, or sell, I'm just posting what the site says. I believe the images are just for your personal use not display on blogs but I'm not a copyright attorney. Keep using them and maybe your copyright attorney can clear this up for us.

November 16, 2008 06:22 PM
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Vickie Nagy
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Wow! Are you serious? I thought that was why they made free clip art. I shall absolutely discontinue use. I've done it only a time or two. Don't know where those posts are...but I surely shall not do so again.

November 16, 2008 06:27 PM
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Tim and Pam Cash
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Crye-Leike (Sango)

Thanks for the head's up - it seems that one is best served by taking their own pictures now days.

November 16, 2008 08:12 PM
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Jim & Maria Hart
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I, too, thought that clip art was pretty much fair game, but don't use it very often because I don't like the cartoony look.  I'm surely going to refrain now.  Thanks.

November 16, 2008 09:21 PM
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I was searching for blogs for homes around Microsoft and ran across yours, what an eye opener some great comments as well. Best.

March 17, 2011 05:43 AM
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