Copyright and fair use

  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    I used an image of a very famous TV commercial star with an article that goes into detail about that person; I assumed 'fair use' as I was describing the character.

    I received an email from the marketing department of the company this person represents. Essentially they didn't care that I was using the image, but simply wanted me to add a link back to their own pages didicated to the character.

    They went on to say that they are making sure that anything written about this character is in line with what they would expect.

    So it seems that 'fair use' is a viable argument when using images espcially if you make the person (or product) look good...

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I generally try to use pictures specifically provide for promotion, and link to source.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This was quite an old site I haven't got round to 'legalizing' my pictures - however I did have links back to their main site!