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Use pictures from others on your site is illegally ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by BigStack, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. BigStack

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    I'm working on a website and I need pictures that describes some words. It is illegally to google them, save and then use them on my website?

    Thanks for all reply.
     
  2. Methuselah

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    It's certainly a copyright violation. You need to use public domain or creative commons images, or other types of license which allow you to reuse the images. Some licenses have restrictions against modification and commercial exploitation. There are search engines which can help you to find CC and public domain images.
     
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  3. littlewebdragon

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    You can find a lot of free images here:
    http://search.creativecommons.org/

    IMHO Other then that you can use images from other sources with something considered fair usage policy, but I suggest doing fair usage policy and link to image original location and you should be fine as you will be giving credit to original image owner. It is simple when you copy/paste some news or something and say original location and you should be fine as you are actually increasing values to them.

    Just avoid using BigStock or iStock or similar sites images as they do search for their images online and send notices... Client of mine had problem with that...
     
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  4. JasonS

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    Yes if the image is copyright protected then its illegal. All you've to do is give a little source link at the end your article where you put this image such as:
     
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  5. AxDSan

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    Unless you live in china, and unless the pictures are directly explicit said to have protection under Copyright laws, This is extremely illegal, as DMCA will crawl all over you in no time :D

    Like I said, China don't have this problems, because China is a republic, and they have whats called the 'TRIPS Agreement' which allows them to do so, Practically there is no 'Copyright' word in China :D

    Take a look at League of Legends and 300 Heroes (Chinese game) which proves this.
     
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  6. Methuselah

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    Attribution doesn't give protection from a copyright claim. This may help you decide if your using the image in the US constitutes "fair use".
     
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  7. itsdjango

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    Yup mate its illegal for sure. But some websites allow you to use these images with a referencing link or something, so be careful before using the images for offensive or abusive content. you can get many free images on various stock websites.
     
  8. stretch361

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    A couple good examples of websites that do nothing but repurpose content are buzzfeed and upworthy. They skirt around the "fair use" claim all the time. Buzzfeed even got sued for using a flickr photo when he wasn't supposed to.

    The reality is - if you aren't following the 'fair use' guidelines, it is copyright infringement. The real question (as is everything black hat), what are the consequences? In all likelihood, you'll just get a cease and desist from the rights owner - or an email. Make sure you put a DMCA link on your website, so people can report it directly to you. If you get someone filing a request for you, just immediately take it down. As long as they don't go through chilling effects (which would then notify google to take your link down), you should be good. The only way you really get sued is if you make buku bucks like Buzzfeed.
     
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    Well, what we're prepared to do on blackhat sites is a different question ;)

    But it is the other way around: Google was getting all these claims from studios so they decided to report them all to Chilling Effects so that it would be a matter of public record. If you get takedown requests you can report it to them too. It's a good project, and worth supporting.
     
  10. highbrow

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    :hmmm: Yes it is not legal to use the images whose copyrights ae protected. However, to fulfill your need you can search for royalty free images.
     
  11. BunnyGirl

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    Have a look at photodropper dot com (can't post links yet) Free plugin for wordpress (either download from their site or wordpress repository) You can search for creative commons images based on your keyword and post directly into you page. I've used it - really fast and simple with loads of free images.
     
  12. BigStack

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    What about if I search them on google, save them, make some modifications (resize, change extension, etc) - will that cover my activity ?
     
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    [h=2]is illegally .fuck guys,go and pay for content not just steal it from the net[/h]
     
  14. stretch361

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    Nope, won't be safe. Here's some more guidelines:


    Current Fair Use image copyright laws say that you're financially liable for posting copyrighted images, even if:
    • You did it by accident
    • You immediately take down the picture after receiving a DMCA takedown notice
    • The picture is resized
    • If the picture is licensed to your Web developer (Getty Images requires that you get your own license, thank you very much)
    • You link back to the photo source and cite the photographer's name
    • Your site isn't commercial and you make no money from your blogs
    • You have a disclaimer on the site
    • The pic is embedded instead of saved on your server
    • You found it on the Internet


    This was pulled from a story by the owners of the Content Factory describing how they got hit with an $8,000 lawsuit.
     
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  15. BigStack

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    I'm not trying to steal anything, just asking.
     
  16. BigStack

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    What is the best platform to get pictures from ? Price / stock variety ?
     
  17. littlewebdragon

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    Well old client of mine had to pay I think ~$950 or something like that maybe ~$850 for two images used on her blog without purchasing them from bigstockphoto or something like that. That was not caused by me, but by the person who posted to her blog as he/she was using content "from web". As web designer, I'm buying iStockPhoto images (and from some other companies) but mostly from iStock since ~2007. approx...

    Also by having friends selling Stock photos in theory when you purchase 1 image from iStock from example you can use it ONCE. But of course no one will sue you if you use it 2-3 times or on banners etc. (if you've bought it). But again with their TOS you can use it once. If you need it more then once buy it again. I think that works something like that...
     
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  18. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    It is not illegal until you get caught.

    Just do it.
     
  19. littlewebdragon

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    It all depends what you need. What for do you need pictures?

    If you need great amount of pictures it is best to go and buy for example monthly subscription on some of the stock websites that will allow you to download for example 10 images a day and it costs for example $70 (just example) and in that case you will have job to do and download each and every day 10 images but on the end of that you will have 300 legal images that you can use on your websites.
     
  20. DisguiseMarketing

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    what about capturing screenshots from youtube?