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Using Images Of Footballers on a site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 1337Teh, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. 1337Teh

    1337Teh Regular Member

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    Well i am starting a football news site, and i was wondering if i will run into any trouble if i use images of the players on the site.

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  2. teranu

    teranu Regular Member

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    Any image that is not yours has copyrights. If you photograph the players in public places, there is no trouble. If you use someone else's photo of players in public place, that's copyright infringement.
    Not sure but i think you can use photos with a caption or a link to give credit to the author.
     
  3. CrazyBuddy

    CrazyBuddy Regular Member

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    just use credit links and you will be fine.
     
  4. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    just put the image source link !
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    That's not how copyright works......

    OP, just post them and accept the risk. 99.999% of the time nothing goes wrong and even when it does you just need to take the photo down. You should be OK.
     
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    martyyyy Regular Member

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    Nothing will happen
     
  7. Nonilol

    Nonilol Elite Member

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    Of course these pictures are copyrighted. Someone shot those, right?
    You need to ask the photographer for a license.

    Depending on where you live it might be worth to risk posting them without permission.
    I wouldn't do this if you're from Germany though.
     
  8. Breni

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    Beware copywriters dude:D
     
  9. djw1606

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    Just post them on your site and don't worry. In the extremely rare instance that someone complains, just take the photo down and swap it for another photo.

    Ignore what people have said about giving credit. That is just nonsense. It is still copyright infringement, unless the owner has agreed it can be shown. And if you do find some precious little photographer who does like to google his own name looking for use of his work, you are making it damn easy for him or her to find you.
     
  10. jak19

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    just crack on, it is unlikely anyone will chase you
     
  11. Richnhappy

    Richnhappy Regular Member

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    of course you can use, there is no issues with that.