I've just finished reviewing the Hub on legal use of images. I guess I have two questions here. Where can I legally get images of movie covers and screenshots from movies? And secondly, is it legal to take my own screenshots, or is that frowned upon? I'd greatly appreciate your sound advice here.
I suggest you read Stanford Law Schools discussion of Fair Use very, very carefully. It covers excerpts such as screencaps and the four factors that are considered for something to qualify as Fair Use.
The above is straight from a very respected law school, so it's better than relying on Hubbers who may or may not have as good an understanding of this rather knotty issue.
Fair Use isn't difficult to understand. A screenshot in a review or parody is fair use.
But, to play it really safe, you should be able to find promo shots released by the studio for any modern movie
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