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Getting permission to use copyrighted images?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Y.O.L.O., Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Y.O.L.O.

    Y.O.L.O. Junior Member

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    I'm interested in starting up a entertainment blog covering everything from celeb rumors, music, video games, and movies. My question to those who are running similar types of blogs are, how do you go about getting permission for using images for the content your writing about?

    For example: Say I wanted to write an article about the upcoming Man of Steel movie and wanted to use the promo poster for the article. Should I just contact Warnerbros directly and ask for permission? Do they respond to these requests? Are there fees involved?

    This is something I really want to know about before moving forward.

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  2. cashnone

    cashnone BANNED BANNED

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    Don't worry about permissions, just do what you do to make money. If you get a take down notice then comply with it. As long as you comply to take down notices you should be fine.
     
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  3. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You should definitely worry.
     
  4. umerjutt00

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    I am using images from Google Image search from day one and never received any DMCA notice regarding images yet. So don't worry and do what you want. The more you think, the less action you will take.
     
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    If you start to get permission, you need to get it from every production company and individual. Just go ahead using he picture, what wort can happen is. You will receive DMCA notice from the copyrighted owner, after you received it just remove only that particular picture, thats it. It would be a problem only if you don't remove the picture after receiving DMCA. And here too if the copyrighted owner is from the same country you are, they will send a legal notice.(second chance to remove it). If you are from some another country they can't.

    These things won't happen for image copyrighting, but just letting you know what may happen. Good luck with your blog.
     
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  6. cashnone

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    LMAO wtf Should he be very afraid as well hahaha
     
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  7. Y.O.L.O.

    Y.O.L.O. Junior Member

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    I get what you guys are saying, but I've actually read that sometimes complying with DMCA doesn't necessarily mean that the copyright holder still won't seek legal action.

    Although, I'm guessing in that case it would probably be more likely for an individual to take such action rather then a big company since it would essentially still be promotion for them, right?

    Please elaborate
     
  8. bfly1

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    Taking down an image after a DMCA doesn't mean you are ok, they can still sue you. I was forced to settle one of these for $300, not worth it IMHO. But if you want to risk it go ahead.
     
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