Important Reminder on the Fair Use of Images and Photos

Dear members of the Entrepreneurship Campus and participants to the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2020 or its previous editions,

We would like to call your attention to the images you have uploaded on the Entrepreneurship Campus platform.
Please, kindly make sure to double-check if the images you have shared or saved on our platform are used properly without causing copyright infringement.

We would like to remind all the users, who have uploaded an image on the platform to confirm that they are allowed to use the photos without breaking copyright law.
Please, note that under the Terms of Use, copyright infringements make the users subject to penalties. (see further below)

What to do?
This is not for you in case you have uploaded:
your photos or images that belong to you
you are provided a license or authorization that allows you to use the image accordingly (in any case make sure you are not misinterpreting the license agreements)

It is for you:
If you have uploaded an image found on the internet.

You should always assume that any image pulled off the internet is copyrighted. It is your responsibility to define if you can use it and how you can use it.
If you have done it, you should worry about it. Not checking the copyright information properly, misinterpreting the license, or using the image without permission could land you hefty penalties.
The image owners or companies that sell stock photos can easily find who has been using their photos without a license or authorization. They use online tools that track information embedded in the images to find who used them. The fact that an image might not have a copyright notice or watermark on it doesn’t mean that it free to use. It is still a legally copyrighted image.

Why it is important? 

This is important for you because, as a user that has created an account on the Entrepreneurship Campus you have agreed to the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement. More specifically, you have agreed to guarantee that all submitted content does not infringe valid law, especially criminal law, competition law, copyright law, trade mark, and other labeling laws and/or personal rights, and is free from rights owned by third parties. In addition, user content may not be racist, race-baiting, discriminatory, pornographic, insulting, defamatory, or offensive against accepted good morals in any other way, or, considering the character of the platform, inappropriate. Stiftung Entrepreneurship maintains the right to reject content entered by the user and/or to delete such content where it contravenes the above principles, valid law or accepted morals.
Moreover, the user pledges to release the Stiftung Entrepreneurship completely and unconditionally from any claims whatsoever resulting from obligations due to the culpable injury of the above-mentioned points. This release includes the responsibility for legal costs, especially lawyer costs in line with the German Lawyer Compensation Law (RVG) which regulates applicable legal fees.

In case you are not sure or if you find that unintentionally you have violated image copyright, please contact us at [email protected], to help you remove the image/s.

What to use instead?
Use your original photos or images that belong to you
Use public domain images or websites that provide free images. Make sure to check if they have license agreements and understand possible restrictions before uploading them on our platform.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you find this reminder helpful!

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23 Comments

  1. Thank you Campus Administrator for this important information. I do hope that campus members that make use of images and photos from the internet read this information and edit their uploads.

  2. Thank you for this vital information. Campus members be encouraged to review your image uploads to reflect the information given.

  3. Thank you very much CEC for this useful information.
    To make sure that this information goes round I will share it to all entries in this Campus.

  4. Hello
    A lot of thanks for you Campus administrator for your advice. These informations are very important and useful for us.
    I encourage all campus members to consider these advices.

  5. Thank you for this useful information , the blog is very important to all campus members.

  6. Entrepreneurship Team 2020

    Thank you a lot for this information, l will hearken to your instruction, before the deadline for votes and comments

    Thanks a lot

    With many Blessing and Gratefulness

  7. Hello greetings all the members of the Entrepreneurship Campus and to all my fellow Nigerians participating in this Competition. This is a sad moment for all of us in Nigeria. Yesterday’s unfortunate turn of events has left the country shocked. An attack on Nigerian youth and citizens cannot be explained or justified.
    We at Afrik Designers commiserate deeply with the families of all those affected in the protest against Police Brutality, we pray that justice is served.
    We remain firm in our belief that in the transformation of Nigeria, the lives of the Youth matter, and for society to progress, the voice of we the youth must be heard and our demands must be holistically addressed by the government.
    We the youth can no longer be ignored. We appeal to the government to ensure our safety as we demand a better society.
    Please Continue To Stay Safe And Vigilant.
    ____________________________________

    Thanks to the CEC for giving us the opportunity to share our condolences to our fellow Nigerians in this College.

    Sincerely,

    Umar Imam

    CEO / Co-Founder
    Afrik Designers brand.

  8. Hello @Ephraim, how are you, you are in Lagos.
    Please stay safe.

  9. What a reminder! What a message! Thank you for this notification entrepreneurship campus.

  10. This is a great article. We should always respect the copyright of images and make sure to either have permission or use free images.

  11. I see! I have read nearly all the projects submitted at the platform. I liked them and I voted for them because we need a collective response to the call of the United Nations to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. However, sustainability also means that we have to meet ethics principles. That is, – what is morally allowed and what is not, what should I have done differently if I were in your place? etc. -. I trust we have all used the material that we can account for, otherwise we can still rework our respective projects and submit them again when they are mature.

    Sincerely,

    Chickenn 4All Ltd

    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17279/

  12. I believe the above articles is informative.

  13. This blog is very necessary.
    Once again, thank you entrepreneurship campus!

  14. Thanks to the CEC for this update…
    Dear fellow Campus members,
    Anybody can start an Idea. The Key is to execute and sustain.
    Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take.
    one 2 days left for this competition to end!
    this journey was hectic.
    I’m thankful for each and every one of you guys on this platform it wouldn’t have been the same without your creative ideas. Thank you for trying to change the world
    I genuienly believe that you will actually do it and make this world a better place.
    For that I say thank you!
    And to the CEC team Thanks for this great opportunity.

    Sincerely Umar Imam

  15. Thanks to the CEC for this update…
    Dear fellow Campus members,
    Anybody can start an Idea. The Key is to execute and sustain.
    Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take.
    one 2 days left for this competition to end!
    this journey was hectic.
    I’m thankful for each and every one of you guys on this platform it wouldn’t have been the same without your creative ideas. Thank you for trying to change the world
    I genuienly believe that you will actually do it and make this world a better place.
    For that I say thank you!
    And to the CEC team Thanks for this great opportunity.

    I intuitively supported Umar

    With many Blessing and gratefulness to Entrepreneurship Team

    Auf wiedersehen
    Tschuss

  16. Important Reminder on the Fair Use of Images and Photos.

    This is a great article. We should always respect the copyright of images and make sure to either use free images or have permission to use them.

  17. We understand the point being stated out here in other to ensure that images are not being copied from the internet and pasted as an owned image .We acknowledge the fact that we are meant to create our own image and we are not authorized or allowed to commit the crime of copyright.This message has its own lesson to entrepreneurs all around the world,teaching us and enlightening us that we cant go around copying other people’s images and logos and claiming it to be ours.Thanks to our administrators for the information.

  18. Thank you Entrepreneurship Campus!

  19. NOTED!
    I really want to adulate everyone efforts and especially the CEC who provided us a platform to share our efforts and to motivate others as well to do something nice for our society.
    At this juncture,I am saying a very big thank you my co-contestant in this competition. Thanks for being part of my life journey since May 2020 till date.
    I want to say thank you for your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular!
    In the course of this competition I have successfully network with great minds,I have met great men and women from different parts of the world. I can tell you whatever the result of the competition is I achieved a lots of my goals already. Because of the people I met and the network that I build. You guys are simply amazing. The passion,drive and commitment for excellence is second to none. Let’s connect more to build a sustainable future for our children. Every single one of us hold a piece of what is required to build a right World were we can all survive. Whether you are a business person, or you are a carrier person, or you are someone who is working in whatever field. We have one home and we shear it together, we either protect it we fight for it. In fighting for the World together we fight for ourselves, in building a better World we build a better home for every single one of us, in building a better future we build a future for our children. And From here I will like to thank the CEC once again for giving us this wonderful opportunity to present and put forward our ideas and projects which will contribute significantly in the soon future by achieving number of Sustainable Development Goals. I’m proud to be an African entrepreneur and I’m very happy to be part of this family endowed with the vision to transform life/s and change the role of entrepreneurship.

    KEEP IN TOUCH with me!

    Twitte me @oneyoungperson

    Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commandan.auwal

    Follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/awwal-imam-8b32a014b

    Email me at [email protected]

    Best wishes,

    Umar Imam

  20. This is indeed very helpful….

  21. We sure need to show responsibility by been accountable with images used.

  22. Again thanks for the update.

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