Am I infringing copyright laws by sharing images on social media?

Images can drive up to double the engagement on your social media posts! We’ve found that images are often the hook that draws more clicks, shares, and favorites on social media. And a number of marketing studies report the same:
But there’s one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?
It’s a question with a lot of different answers and caveats. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright—a protection that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch.
Check out this blog post, which looks at Creative Commons, public domain and provides more than 50 free images sources for you to use on your blog and social media posts!

Creating compelling visuals for your social media could give your engagement a boost. And while most of us are probably not gifted designers, that shouldn't stop us from creating great images to share! At Buffer, we created Pablo in order to provide everyone with a tool to create beautiful images they can share on social media. The tool is completely free - whether you've got a Buffer account or not!
Pablo is integrated with Unsplash, offering 600k+ free images for you to choose from and use. For a full video walkthrough of using Pablo, feel free to check out this guide.

“All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.” https://unsplash.com/license