What's the legal position on using a photo from the internet for an album cover without crediting the owner?
I've seen a photo on The Chive that I would like to use for an album cover. However, as The Chive only collects photos and doesn't actually own them, I have no real idea what the source of the photo is. A google for it hasn't helped locate the person who originally uploaded it/owns it.
It seems to be a 'professional' image as opposed to something someone's taken on their phone.
It will only be used for a small scale, tape-only release, so it's not like the cover of the new Kings of Leon album or anything, but i'd want to get permission/give credit (and payment) where it's due.