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Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by dalinkwent6, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. dalinkwent6

    dalinkwent6 Junior Member

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    If i use a picture on google images that came from cnn.com
    Can i use that picture as my background and just include in my footer
    background credit to cnn. Is this enough to get a warm and fuzzy?
     
  2. FingerFlyer

    FingerFlyer Junior Member

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    CNN is a huge conglomerate and any image on their site would be copyrighted and likely not include any rights for usage beyond the CNN site. Check to see if the same image is credited anywhere else and use that one, or use a screenie from a video of a related event. The image might just pass.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    If the images are with its watermark (as its copyright), you cannot copy and paste it for your website.
     
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    andersonmar Newbie

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    No, you can't use it or you will be sued
     
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    Schvamp Power Member

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    The image doesn't require a watermark to be copyrighted. If nothing else is stated IT IS copyrighted, not the other way around.
     
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    FingerFlyer Junior Member

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    Most sites will water mark their images, however some retail sites won't as they don't want the product images to be marred. When you use Google images, you can't really tell where the original photo is coming from, so you should always assume that the photo rights belong to someone else. If you have questions about photo ownership, you should approach the site owner where you found the photo and ask for permission to use.