This is why Unsplash & Pixabay are lawsuits just waiting to happen:

They don't have the copyright & insurance

Websites like Unsplash, Pixabay, Pexels etc. all share images that have never been approved for commercial use by neither the models nor the brands or trademarks featured on them.

Companies using them will get sued

Small companies have already started getting sued because of the unclear copyrights & licenses on the popular free websites.
This is just the beginning of what may become a true nightmare.

AI will make the number of lawsuits explode

The recent advances in AI technology will make this problem explode. It has become much easier for people to match their photos online and start suing companies that use 'free' photos.

Lawsuits worth billions just around the corner

The copyfright infringement experts at Copytrack estimate that 2,5 billion illegal images are shared every day. For people using photos from free websites this should be a massive warning flag.

Quote from the LONG Unsplash Terms & Conditions

 

After reading the paragraph above, no companies will probably use the photos, but on the much more visible frontpage of the Unsplash license page, this is what it states:

"All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial purposes.
You do not need to ask permission."

 

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