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Can I use snapshots of mobile apps that I have taken myself?

  1. Dev Axe profile image79
    Dev Axeposted 2 weeks ago

    Suppose I want to mention some smartphone application on my Hub. Am I allowed to use its screen short and still monetize my article? And can same with done with videos of that which I have recorded myself using screen recorder?

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image85
      SakinaNasir53posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hi Dev Axe! smile

      I think you can use the screeshots, but mention it in your source that these are taken by you. You can use videos too, if they are yours or someone else's on YouTube. It's fine.

      I hope this helps.

      1. Dev Axe profile image79
        Dev Axeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thank you :-)

    2. theraggededge profile image94
      theraggededgeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      You have to be careful of violating copyright, so check with the app/game's creator/owner before assuming it's okay. They'll probably love it that you asked, and you may be able to establish a good working relationship with them regarding future products.

      1. Dev Axe profile image79
        Dev Axeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks, this a sounds much safe process. But isn't a snapshot of some app, taken on my device, is not my property?

        1. theraggededge profile image94
          theraggededgeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          Nope. The image - the artwork, belongs to its creator/owner. Would it be okay if I took a photo of another (copyright) photo and republished it?

          No, it wouldn't.

          1. SakinaNasir53 profile image85
            SakinaNasir53posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            Woah! I never knew about that Bev. Thank you for clearing this. smile

  2. calvincrane profile image61
    calvincraneposted 2 weeks ago

    Im just waiting for gaming companies to start to prohibit making money from videos made from live gaming.

    1. Dev Axe profile image79
      Dev Axeposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Me too. Actually, they don't make any content of their own and make easy money.

 
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