Copyrights to taking screenshots of movie and game trailers.
I see websites like IGN take screenshots of movie and game trailers to use in their articles all the time. Can I do this and use them in my hubs, or are there copyright issues? I would think its ok since they are from trailers and not the actual movies or games.
Generally speaking it depends on what you're using it for, but most of the time it falls under "Fair Use". That means that you can use screenshots or videos for a variety of purposes (such as reviews or guides) without fear of infringing on the copyright, so long as you don't claim that the image/video/whatever is your own. The limitations of Fair Use would require a lawyer to really delve into, but suffice to say that using images and videos of games and movies in your hubs (or comics, as in most of mine) is safe and legal the vast majority of the time.
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