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Am I allowed to put a Celebrity's picture in a banner without permission?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by KHMNTCPR8, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. KHMNTCPR8

    KHMNTCPR8 Regular Member

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    I guess the answer is no, but I've seen a lot of banners which sort of exploit a celebrity's image(s). I've recently thought of an idea for a banner advertisement but it will have to use a celeb's pic in it.

    Anyone have advice?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    No, technically you can't.

    Doesn't stop people doing it though, as odds of them catching you are pretty slim (unless you use Oprah lol).

    My advice would be do it and work as quick as possible until you are caught (if at all).
     
  3. cagefighter

    cagefighter Junior Member

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    Just go for it, the worst thing that can happen is you will get a letter or a email or both saying to remove it.

    Sometimes in business its better to ask for forgiveness then for permission.
     
  4. KHMNTCPR8

    KHMNTCPR8 Regular Member

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    haha! hell yea, alright thats the kinda talk I needed lol
     
  5. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    No, because it implies that celebrity is involved with or endorses your site, so they could shut it down. Just think about it: what if someone put your pic in their banner and u found out about it later? would u like that?
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Make sure you put a WHOIS guard on your domain too, will slow them down a bit in finding you and allow you to make some more $$$'s :D
     
  7. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Wouldn't mind. Technically that would make me a celebrity :)

    Not that my ugly mug would help you sell anything LMAO
     
  8. cagefighter

    cagefighter Junior Member

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    Dude nothing will happen, you roll with it and if and a big IF they spot your banners and they meaning the celebrities lawyers or agents you will get nothing but a email saying remove the shit for copyright. You say ok sorry removed End of story, Move on.
     
  9. kobokok

    kobokok Registered Member

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    Well technically you can't but I wouldn't worry about it. If you are worried about this then technically you also can't use images that you get from google as some of them are copyrighted.