Are lobby cards copyrighted?
As they were originally promotional material, am I allowed to scan them and then use them?
Interesting question. I do not know a definitive answer but suspect they would be the same as movie posters which are generally safe to use.
Many thanks for answering, I have tried searching on the web, but can't seem to find an answer set in stone.
If the Lobby Card was first published in the U.S. without a copyright notice prior to 1978, then it is not subject to copyright and anyone can use it for any purpose.
After 1978, Lobby Cards are copyrighted. However, they were issued for the purpose of publicity and, like publicity photos, no one is going to sue you if you use one (even for a bad review of a movie).
Laws in the UK are different. For a Lobby Card printed in the UK, try to find it for sale on eBay and use that image with an eBay ad.
by Ronald E. Franklin5 months ago
I'm planning a hub about one particular actor in one particular scene of a movie. Without a visual representation of the actor in the scene the article would be meaningless, but no free or non-copyrighted photos appear...
by Rose West6 years ago
Has anyone ever run into copyright issues using images from photobucket? I like the selection at photobucket, but it seems like people post a lot of photos they probably do not own. I like using photobucket, but there's...
by NotPC2 years ago
HubPages is very firm in their rule to only use photos for which you have permission to use. Hypothetically, what happens if you break this rule? I've seen many people using images that are clearly not theirs to use and...
by Marisa Wright8 years ago
A discussion started about this on the end of another thread, but it's got buried. I was checking an early Hub today and it reminded me, because I'd used a photo from another website. At that time, I didn't...
by Ceres Schwarz3 years ago
Hello. I've read the learning center guide on proper image use. I understood the topic well enough but what has me confused is the subject of fair use. From what I understand from reading the guide on image...
by Sherry Hewins3 years ago
I have this old ad for a concert, Newport 69. I think it was a newspaper insert. I'm just not sure how the rules apply to this. Anybody got a clue?
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.