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Using celebrity/political public domain images on a free polling website

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by seochris96, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    Acceptable, yes?

    I'll post public domain images of the person and ask a question about them/regarding them to visitors who can vote and view poll results?

    This is completely legal, isn't it?
     
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    Bump. :) Anyone?
     
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    depends who has taken them, we all know the getty image stories, and if you quote the source, your normally ok.

    Basically you can either:

    pay for them (getty)
    use them with quote source
    or use them and dont give a toss
     
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    The only ones I'd get are from Wikimedia Commons and they clearly state Public Domain. That, or I don't mind giving attribution, of course.

    But so creating a poll about a public figure with a public domain image is completely legal, right?