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  1. spacebull profile image58
    spacebullposted 10 years ago

    Hi all, say I write an article on microwaves and I want to put pictures of different microwaves that I've found on manufacturers sites, e.g. LG, Samsung, Panasonic etc. while writing about them, am I in violation of any copyright this way!?


  2. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    I believe it would be deemed as 'fair use'.

  3. spacebull profile image58
    spacebullposted 10 years ago

    Can you help me more info on that "fair use" thing and stuff like that? Thanks.

  4. spacebull profile image58
    spacebullposted 10 years ago


  5. hedgeek profile image61
    hedgeekposted 10 years ago

    Copywrited photos or text don't fall under fair use  unless the article is not for profit or educational in nature.  If you get permission you can use them or of course you can take your own pictures. 

    It is doubtful anyone would raise a fuss, but I have actually had Sony come down hard on some pages I published that had product photos of one of thier products.  They sent the internet police knocking at my inbox with a cease and decist notice.  What's crazy is I was just trying to say how great my Sony plasma TV was. 

    Now I try to only use photos I took myself or I have permission to use. And never anything from Sony wink