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Can I use pictures from Google?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by albaniax, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. albaniax

    albaniax Elite Member

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    http://www.google.com/places/

    When you go there, you see the right image of that girl with the Google Places symbol.

    Do you think Google would sue me and hire an German lawyer, because I use that on my website?
     
  2. daymond

    daymond Junior Member Premium Member

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    hmm the question is if it is some trademark etc, it is so simple symbol that i think not, also probably gg could even encourage ppl to use it b/c it also promotes this service
    you can ask on their support forum to have clear anwser
     
  3. alman

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    I think no...
     
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    yes ask them and be sure to get no answer. But it is google. don't give them anything that they may use against you.
     
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    Don't forget who is google and who we are))
     
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    Using images from other websites can be a bit risky.

    I do it all the time though.

    Just be sure you link out and give credit to where the image is from.

    At the bottom of the page, put something like this...

    [Image]

    ...and hyperlink the word "Image" the source of the image.
     
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  7. albaniax

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    Exactly! It promotes their service. ( Unless Google AdWords :rolleyes: )
    But in the opposite, they have disallowed right-click-saving the picture.

    So, they either did that in purpose, or just because they use it always.

    Will come back with the answer from support team.
     
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    If its a picture from Wikimedia commons,can I just but the link in the description?
     
  9. daymond

    daymond Junior Member Premium Member

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    so to be clear just ask them on their forum, who knows what is their policy regarding those images
     
  10. Alex01

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    you shouldn't have a problem with that. leave a note on the pictures.
     
  11. albaniax

    albaniax Elite Member

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    I have found this.

    Google TOS: (http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS)
    I mean, we don't go with the Google TOS as of Black Hat SEO either :)

    But waiting for an answer of one employee first. I guess in the end I have to send them an e-mail to ask specially for i. Who really thinks that in that case you get an answer :rolleyes: