How can I legally use screenshots of other websites as images for my Hubs?

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  1. Claudia Tello profile image75
    Claudia Telloposted 5 years ago

    How can I legally use screenshots of other websites as images for my Hubs?

    I am writing a review Hub about restaurants in Mexico City and would like to include photo capsules with a screenshot of each of the restaurants┬┤ websites. Then the question popped in my head: Is the use of websites screenshot in our hubs even legal? If so, what would be the proper attribution?

  2. windygreen profile image60
    windygreenposted 5 years ago




  3. MickS profile image68
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    That may come under the 'fair usage' terms; however the only real way, if there is no information on the site, is to ask.

    1. Claudia Tello profile image75
      Claudia Telloposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MickS.

  4. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    I would take the public face of their website the same as I would their actual public storefront. Including a photo of a restaurant's storefront would be quite common in a review, so I wouldn't see any issue with a screenshot of their home page either.

    Of course, it's a little trickier than that because their webpage can itself contain copyrighted material. For instance it could include a photograph of the restaurant that is itself a work of art and copyrighted as such. It could also include advertisements that might be an issue, though you would likely want to cut them out of a screenshot anyway. Even so, I'd think you'd have a good 'fair use' claim. Writing a review or critique is one of the fair use exceptions.

    The name of the restaurant with a link to the URL would be fine for attribution. I'd probably include the date accessed as well since they might change things up frequently, or by season, etc.

    1. Claudia Tello profile image75
      Claudia Telloposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all this information.


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