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If i edit the image slightly am i still liable for copyright

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by d4pp3r, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. d4pp3r

    d4pp3r Junior Member

    Sep 10, 2010
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    hey i got an image off google edited the background colour and painted over the logo on the t-shirt

    could i still get done for copyright if its found on my site

    or is this a new picture tha belongs to me

    he picture was NOT watermarked
  2. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

    Mar 18, 2010
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    You can get done, but it will be difficult for them to track the picture using the usual methods if you've altered it enough.
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  3. Berne

    Berne Registered Member

    Oct 6, 2011
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    Canada for now
    Copyright is very vague at times. There is no set percentage of editing a photo before it's now your own original work. It comes down to the owner of the original image saying what can be done with it, not you. So it depends on the license, such as in Wikipedia you can copy and edit images so long as you distribute the images under the same license and attribute the original creator of the image.

    As a photographer and imo, what you'd be doing (so long as it wasn't for satire or the other exceptions made in copyright) would be considered copyright.

    Would anyone go after you? No, I can't honest believe anyone one. Whenever I've had my photos taken and used somewhere else, I've sent a email saying Hey, drop the image or attribute it to me w/ a link or face consequences. I always get that link and attribution hehe.
  4. om39a

    om39a Regular Member

    May 29, 2011
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    If you did not write or create the article, graphic, or data that you found, then you need permission from the owner before you can copy it. Remember, when you use someone's graphic, HTML, or text without permission, you are stealing, and they can take action against you.

    Many corporations have programs called "spiders" that will search out images and text on web pages. If it matches the criteria (same file name, content matches, and other things), they will flag that site for review and it will be reviewed for copyright.

    It is necessary that you make enough changes that the bots don't identify your images.