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Dmca?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by 0nodera, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. 0nodera

    0nodera Newbie

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    I recently started a blog that formats in the "top 10 X" and other articles that are considered "viral"
    What freedom do I have to post images that aren't mine?
    I've read a bit online about DMCA and it seems that big names websites such as listverse or buzzfeed use any images they find freely.
    Does giving the owner credit suffice (it seems to on websites listed above)

    Also, I see websites that have "copyright complaint forms", does this prevent them from getting sued?

    Really i'm at a loss here I didn't realise I had to have a degree in law to own a blog ..
     
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    kbklash Senior Member

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    i think, you face the fire ,when you earn or get viral/popular with someone else's property.unless its not that big issue all the time.
     
  3. SirLoki

    SirLoki Registered Member

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    Ask for the permission to use their content and try to work out a compromise, I don't think Buzzfeed use images freely
     
  4. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I always try to source the image. Atleast that case you can say hey, I was just giving a link back and sharing content. That way it'll be less like stealing.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You can use the images if you have the consent of the copyright owner of the images, if you are the copyright owner of the images, or if the image is labelled for reuse. Doing otherwise can result in unwanted penalties that could have been easily avoided.

    For example, in the case that you were to visit one of my websites, pilfer my images, and then place them on your website (with or without a source is irrelevant), this would leave you vulnerable to immediate litigation as I am not required to give you a warning before becoming litigious. These penalties are not low, either; they can range as low as $200 to as high as $150,000.

    However, most copyright owners will either not care or they will ask for a link back to their website in exchange for using their images, although there have been cases where the copyright owner of an image has decided to sue the infringer without any prior warning. Again, this doesn't happen often, but I personally do not take the risk and only use images that I've created or images that have been labelled for reuse.
     
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