I am wondering is it legal to copy the link to a website and make it public, like this: https://pixabay.com/en/water-water-spla ... d-2943518/The rights cover; broadcast and public performance, copying, adapting, issuing, renting and lending copies to the public.
I think generally to copy and paste the link in this way should be fine, because people put things on the web because they want more people to see it. And to do in this way, I don't actually copy and make public any content alone, but just provide a link.
But the following question is kind of confusing:
What about copy the address of an image and make public on somewhere else, like on my own website?
Like this: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2017/11/1 ... 0_720.jpg
(To avoid any problem, I post an image address from Pixabay, so the image is in CC0 license. But we can assume it is a copyrighted work)
This is also just a link. I right click on the image and click "Copy Image Address". And then I get the link to this standalone image. If I post the link on my own Facebook or insert the link on a website, people can see the image on my Facebook or website without going back to the original website page, like this:https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1750220453 But also, they can click the image to go to the link to the standalone image. I think this is not good because it's a standalone image, although I didn't download it and then upload it to somewhere else. And if this way is allowed and I can make use of any image on the internet in this way, I think it should be not allowed. But I am not sure. Is this kind of copy and paste infringe the copyright law?