Using images of products

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  1. greathub profile image64
    greathubposted 14 years ago

    Hello everybody

    Is it OK to use images of products in your hubs?

    Does it mean copyright infringement?

    Even if source is stated?


    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The easiest way around this is to use an eBay or Amazon capsule which includes that product or products. 

      Any photos of products have been taken by professional photographers, paid for by the manufacturer - probably at vast expense.  So strictly speaking yes, it would be a copyright infringement to use the photo.  However if your Hub is giving the product a rave review, I doubt if anyone would object.

      1. greathub profile image64
        greathubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I am not giving a review. All I want to do is to show some components of machines. The images are available on manufacturers' websites. I want to use the images while naming the source. Is it OK then?

        1. ASHWINSPGA profile image58
          ASHWINSPGAposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Then you should ask the site who owns the photos whether its ok if you use their sites photos. you are going to copy and paste so if you are worried about copyright then ask write to the sites and ask them

  2. charlemont profile image77
    charlemontposted 14 years ago

    If you're an affiliate then most probably the manufacturer allows that.

    1. greathub profile image64
      greathubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am not an affiliate.

  3. Julie-Ann Amos profile image68
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 14 years ago

    I have pretty good success asking permission to use images from site owners.  Even images of famous people... (although the photographer was very surprised when he saw what I wanted his image of the Pope for...)

  4. greathub profile image64
    greathubposted 14 years ago

    @ ASHWINSPGA and Julie:

    OK. I am going to contact site owners. Lets wait for the results.


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