Today’s Legal Minute for Small Businesses: Do you have pictures on your website? For most people with a business website, the answer is yes. However, for people that use website developers, many cannot answer the question whether or not they have the right to use the picture. Copyright infringement occurs when you use a picture that is not yours without permission. Permission can be granted either through a license (for instance the Creative Commons license) or through requesting and receiving permission from the owner. Using pictures without permission can result in litigation and costly fines. If you have pictures on your website and do not know if you have permission to use them, please feel free to contact me, your Denver small business lawyer, at 720-258-6647 or Elizabeth.Lewis@eclewis.com.