Nothing is worse than receiving a hefty several thousand dollar bill because you innocently used an image or resource with nothing to show for it after its all done and over.
Trust me, I know. I’ve spoken to business owners who have had to spend over 10,000 dollars because situations arose! One business owner I spoke to was a victim of a situation where the creator of the image was uploading beautiful photography with the intention of finding those who would use it, to later sue them for it. Oof.
You know what’s a better, more ethical alternative? NOT plagiarizing! I recently made a poll asking if anyone has seen plagiarism on LinkedIn. Over 90 percent of participants voted YES. I have no doubt this type of behavior continues off-platform. This is a very dangerous precedent to set!
Here are some tips and resources you can use to avoid finding yourself in a inequitable situation. And if you are a CEO, business owner, team leader, or manager, are you making sure your team is following the best practices to avoid headaches down the road?