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Are photos of actors, US presidents, and other famous people part of public doma

  1. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    Are photos of actors, US presidents, and other famous people part of public domain?

    Can you freely use their pictures on HubPages?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    No, you still need permission or find ones that are in the public domain. If you take the pictures yourself you can use them.

    Wikipedia is a good place to find celebrity pictures...although not the most up-to-date. You can try searching the Creative Commons on Flickr also.

  3. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    Any photo taken before 90 years ago is public domain- also a lot of business's and even some individuals are more than happy for the free advertising and/or contribution to a certain subject if credited.

  4. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    No, your best bet is to go to google images and search for copyright free images there, and to go to the Library of Congress' website and search their files.  You need images that specifically say copyright free, or no restrictions on commercial reuse.

  5. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    No -- even if there is no copyright on a particular image, some famous people put copyrights on their own image. Simply put, that means that they can personally enforce copyright against any unauthorized use of their likeness in any form, even if it's a photo that someone else took and then gave a creative commons license. That said, if you find pictures that are in the public domain or that the creator has given permission for you to use, chances are you can use it. Generally the worst someone can do if they've copyrighted their image is ask you to take the picture down.