But, the image came with a license, you say. Great! but those licenses are really only valid if the issuer is the copyrighted owner or has the legal permission from the owner to distribute the image.
Are you willing to bet that the "free image providers" are using enough resources to verify every image that has been allowed to be uploaded by virtually anyone?
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