How can I use photos of famous people legally on my hubs?

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  1. eHealer profile image78
    eHealerposted 8 years ago

    How can I use photos of famous people legally on my hubs?

    Is it possible to legally attribute photos of the famous on my hubs? Thanks in advance for your answers fellow hubbers.

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    Yes, as long as you give credit to whom the photo belongs. Photobucket, 123rf, etc. It is my understanding that this practice is allowed as long as you give the owner of the photos credit.

    1. eHealer profile image78
      eHealerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks J, I appreciate your great and informative answer!

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are so welcome! smile

    3. cmahan profile image78
      cmahanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The thing to remember with photobucket though is that a lot of people post photos their that dont belong to them. So, even by giving them credit, you are still using a photo that isn't supposed to be used in the first place.

  3. Ronna Pennington profile image82
    Ronna Penningtonposted 8 years ago

    You can also try using photos from their own websites, too. They post those for their own promotional purposes, so as long as you give credit to the site, it's a win-win situation smile

    1. eHealer profile image78
      eHealerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ronna, I had no idea, you , are a wealth of info! Thanks for your great hubs as well!

    2. cmahan profile image78
      cmahanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You still have to get permission unless it clearly states on their site that you can use the photos.

  4. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    By finding the photographer, and acquiring the neccessary permissions then paying any fee that is required.

    1. eHealer profile image78
      eHealerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mick! That helps me out also... excellent.

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those types of photos are not able to be downloaded.

    3. eHealer profile image78
      eHealerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks JThomp42, that puts a new light on it, and thank you!

    4. MickS profile image60
      MickSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those types of photo are availible, and are availible to download, I belong to 2 online photo libraries that pay me if my pics are downloaded. The question asked for 'legal', this way is legal

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was implying for "Certain" photos, not all.

    6. cmahan profile image78
      cmahanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, this. Always ask. Always look for the creative commons license.

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 8 years ago

    The best bet for free-use photos of famous folks is WikiMedia Commons. They even have the attribution information right there with the file which you do need in the Apprenticeship Program. They might mot be the glossiest or even the most memorable, but those nicer photos usually are pay-to-use. The problem with some other user-based sites (ie: Photobucket) is that most of them do not own the photos that they are sharing. The general rule of thumb is if you don't know who the photo belongs to, don't use it.

    1. cmahan profile image78
      cmahanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great option. You can also visit television/movie/publicity sites where the actor is most known at. They have a PR link where you can request use of their photos and material.

  6. Kejanny profile image85
    Kejannyposted 8 years ago

    Thank you eHealer for asking this question and those who answered.  I'm new on HP and had that question in mind.

    1. eHealer profile image78
      eHealerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages Kejanny!

  7. ishwaryaa22 profile image77
    ishwaryaa22posted 8 years ago

    You can use the photos of famous people from particular websites approved by HubPages such as Wikimedia Commons and Flickr. As mentioned in the Learning Center, you have to state the author's name, license and add url.  For more helpful information, visit the Learning center and click 'Photo Capsule' and then further click 'Legal Use of Images'. Hope this helps. All the best!

    1. cmahan profile image78
      cmahanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When using Flickr, watch for the creative common license. Some arent allowed to be used at all.

 
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