Yes, using a copyrighted photo without permission can get you sued ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

Here’s a basic fact everyone should know: just because a photo appears in a Google search doesn’t mean it’s a free photo that you can use for any purpose. If it’s copyrighted, you could be sued if you use it without permission. That’s what the guy in this 13-minute video found out the hard way.

Read more, and watch the video, from here.