Pictures, Video, and Copyright

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  1. CennyWenny profile image69
    CennyWennyposted 16 years ago

    All right, I'm new to the hubpage world, but my biggest question has to do with picture and video sources. What crosses the line of legality? Where can I get media for my pages legally? I see all sorts of Youtube videos and pictures that I don't think the author took...but this is the internet. I take many of my own pictures, but sometimes need a supplemental material. Thanks for the help!

  2. darkside profile image62
    darksideposted 16 years ago

    The Youtube videos are embedded. So if there is copyright infringement, the person would take the issue up with Youtube. Which in turn would see the video unwatchable in a hub if it is removed.

    If a person who uploads the video to Youtube and they are the copyright holder then they can disable embedding if they don't want others to use it in their sites, pages and blogs.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image84
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 years ago for photos, I find supplies all my needs.  Just be careful to use photos that have a Creative Commons licence.  I usually also specify them to be licensed for commercial use, just to be on the safe side.

    You can either go to Flickr, do an Advanced Search and click on "Creative Commons" and "for commercial use" or you can use this link:

    Remember you must include a link to the photographer's photostream somewhere in your Hub - some people put it in the photo caption (in which case it's just a url, not a hyperlink).  I usually put a hyperlink in the credits at the bottom of my Hub.

    I agree, I've seen photos on Hubs which I suspect have been used without permission.  Remember, though, that there are Hubbers who take their own photos, and that some photos may be in the public domain.  I know some Hubbers put a fair bit of effort into tracking down the copyright owner of photos they want to use - personally, I find it easier to stick with Flickr and bigfoto, even though that might mean I miss out on some good shots.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 16 years ago

    There is another thread that lists legal picture sites.

    I use this site

  5. darkside profile image62
    darksideposted 16 years ago

    I found this site today:

  6. CennyWenny profile image69
    CennyWennyposted 16 years ago

    Thank you so much for all your help! I try to take all my own pictures, but sometimes I just don't have the right material or the lighting sucks. In fact, we are supposedly 60 days behind weather wise where I live, so while it should be sunny all the apple blossoms are dying in the frost and overcast weather. Once again, I really appreciate the help.

  7. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 16 years ago

    This site is also a good source of getting pictures to use for hubages

  8. mroconnell profile image70
    mroconnellposted 16 years ago

    All this may change if the orphan works legislation in congress passes as it appears it might.  We'll have an easier time using other people's work without permission (at an incredible cost of losing virtually all our natural IP rights).

  9. Lissie profile image75
    Lissieposted 16 years ago

    Why would that affect anyone who doesn't live in the US ?

    1. mroconnell profile image70
      mroconnellposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      It wouldn't.  There is however sister legislation in the EU.  And then it moves from there.

  10. profile image56
    EricCposted 16 years ago

    What about making screen captures form a DVD or videotape for a film review (rather than using)?


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