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They are similar (not exactly) to handbags carried by movie & TV stars.
Is it permissible to have small pictures of the personalities carrying handbags
positioned randomly around the site? No caption or id on the pictures.
No endorsement implied (other than sublimity). Am I asking for a barrage of
cease and desist letters? Anybody been down this road? Thanks!...KF
If you can get permission to use the photo's I believe you will be ok
This doesn't have to be a negative thing for you - it could even be a selling point. Fashion magazines do it all the time: "Here's Ms. Movie Star in L.A. last week carrying her PriceyBrand bag that sells for $5000. Here's one that shows the same fashion sense that you can buy for $50."
But, yes, be careful about the copyrights of the photos.
[edited by: Beagle at 2:29 am (utc) on Feb. 28, 2008]
In any case if you are selling these photos, or you are charging people membership to your site, you may want to contact a lawyer depending on how much traffic you expect to receive. When there's a dollar transaction its a whole new set of laws. This includes if they were originally selling the image.
If I understand the answer correctly as long as I get the ok, copyright wise
It will be alright to use the photos, and it some case they might be free with attribution.
My next question what service or vendor do I go to find these type photos?
I know where to go for generic type photos but dont have a clue for photos of celebrities.
Any names that could be mentioned? Thanks!...KF
This seems to me to be the likely response from any celebrity or average citizen.