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Is screen shots a problem with copyright?

  1. tamron profile image59
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    Is taking a screen shot of lets say the homepage of hubpages.  Is that a legal way or a good way to stay out of copyright problems?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I doubt it.

    2. kschang profile image90
      kschangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Depends on what you use it for.

      If you just want to illustrate what Hubpages look like, then yes, it is fair use, as you are using it to illustrate, provide commentary, and so on.

  2. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago

    I'd be very careful with that.. the best way to avoid copyright issues is to simply ask the owner of the image/website if you can use their picture or a screenshot of their page.  Most of the time they'll say it's alright anyway, but always better to be safe than sorry.

  3. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    It depends whether the way the screen shot is used could be defined as "fair use".

    There is a discussion on that very question at http://lifehacker.com/193343/ask-the-la … s-fair-use