Many image websites or other photo sharing sites provide licenses for commercial use, either free (like Creative Commons) or for purchase (like many stock photo websites). As long as you have the right to use and sell the image, and follow the attribution requirements or other terms of the license, it’s probably okay to integrate it into your own artwork and upload it to Redbubble as long as it otherwise complies with our Intellectual Property and Publicity Rights Policy, User Agreement, and other published policies.
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Obligatory Yet Very Important Legal Disclaimer:
Don’t be fooled by any complicated jargon (and how snazzy we look in pinstripe). We are not your lawyer and this is not legal advice. We recommend contacting an attorney if you need an actual legal consultation.
Rather, this is general information aimed at giving you the legal lay of the land. While we can’t defend you in court, we know that art and IP ownership can be murky territory; the least we can do is arm you with the right kind of knowledge to get you started.