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Welcome! I am teaching law at St. Petersburg State University and engaged in legal practice with the international law firm Dentons. Major part of my research is connected to virtual worlds and massive multiplayer online games (a broad field which includes Internet law, video game law, virtual law and game studies). My legal practice is focused on providing support to computer game companies. This interest derives from my passion for computer games which I consider as one of the most important cultural artifacts ever created. Please note that this blog conveys my private opinion which is not necessarily shared by any organisations I am associated with. For more formal and detailed introduction please visit my website arkhipov.info which serves more as a 'business card'.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Free And Legal Photos With morgueFile And Google+

I used to address www.everystockphoto.com for embedding free images into my blog posts or get photos for my presentations, but I have noticed several drawbacks. In particular, embedded photos do not work with automatic crossposting to Google+. Also I tend to find fewer good images there recently.

This time, after a casual search at that website, I stumbled upon morgueFile, a free photo archive with decent images and attractive legal terms. You are free to adapt the work, to use this work for commercial purposes and without attributing the original author. The limitations are that (obviously) you cannot claim ownership of the image in its original state and that you cannot use the image exactly as it is without an alteration.

The 'stand alone basis' limitation is easy to comply with if you use Google+ as it has a neat lightweight photo editor for all images uploaded to the profile.