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please tell me what you think of this logo. Im not very good with doing them, but as you can see i can do some things.
Basically, if you find it through Google images you most likely have absolutely no rights to redistribute. Some image hosting sites will have licenses for the images e.g. You may redistribute the image or derivatives as long as correct acknowledgments are given, whilst others will allow free use of images. Basically, you need to look at every image you use as it may be copyrighted.Sad thing is, there are so many pictures on the internet, how are we supposed to know we can and cant use a picture for commercial use. other then, I made the picture myself.
As long as it's not for commercial work or purposes, it really doesn't matter.
This just loops back around to pirated music/software. If you don't use it to make money, they have no case against you.
If your website has a payment system or a donation or something, I also think you're fine, because you're not distributing the work, and technically you're not violating DMCA, because the edited (remixed) work isn't being sold, and is available without paying..
I'd quote DMCA but I can't find this quarter's version.
EDIT: To go with what lemon-tree said about being contacted by the original artist:
Under DMCA and the US Copyright Law, if the owner files a Cease and Desist without notifying you or asking you to take down said work, you can countersue because of the subsection of the DMCA about "Failure to Notify"