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Using images from other websites

 9:54 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)
I am working on a website for film industry in india. I want to know if I can use images from other related sites.

What are things to be kept in mind while taking pictures from other related sites?



 10:00 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

The first thing to keep in mind is that they are not your images to use.
It might be prudent ask their permission to use them.
That should answer your question and keep you out of trouble.


 2:19 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)


Ask for permission, and if you don't get it, look for other images until you get a permission in writing.

I suggest to not go and just take images as you see fit. You might find yourself in copyright infringement trouble and DMCA complaints rather quickly.


 6:24 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)



 11:03 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

What are things to be kept in mind while taking pictures from other related sites?

Keep in mind that you probably won't like people just taking your work - so don't sink to that standard yourself. Create your own. Do the work.


 6:31 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's pretty clear that you can't just grab other's images.


 12:26 am on Oct 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Buying legit images these days is so cheap. $1/photo with no royalties. Why risk legal problems when the cost of doing it right is so low?


 2:58 am on Oct 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you are including worthwhile content write and tell them what information the picture will illustrate, ask for permission to use it and tell them you will put in a link back to their site thanking them.

This doesn't always work but does some of the time. YOu might even build a good relationship with the owner of a related site.

If they say no forget it.


 3:17 am on Oct 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

And of course, make sure you are getting permission from the *owner* of the image, and are giving them the link-back for credit, not just dealing with the Webmaster of some other site that stole the image.

The mention of DMCA above was brief. But what it means is that if I find someone who has stolen my content, I can have their site shut down by the end of the day, and have it removed from the search engine listings in a few days. Bear that in mind if you're considering taking risks with copyright. One little stolen picture, video, music file, or article can put you out of business.


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