Permission for Copyright Images from a website to my blog?

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    Permission for Copyright Images from a website to my blog?

    Here is the deal, I take an image of someone else’s website and they have granted me permission to post it on my blog. And I link image back to the website that has given me permission. However the website I got the image from did not have permission from the original copyright holder. Does that make me still liable for copyright infringement on my blog and can I get sued? Even though the website I got the image from gave me permission?

    Lets say there is a bunch of the same image out on the internet that I want to use and I cannot find the orginal image, therefore I cannot find the orginal copyright holder.
    I know it is best to get permission from the original copyright holder but sometimes you cant find it. Don't want to be in a situation I am trying to do the right thing but end up doing the wrong thing.


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    Chances are low that anything will come of it from a legal perspective with copyright on the image. In fact, you're linking back to the other website and giving them credit through the link sort of. Anyway, I don't think you should be too worried about having any legal repercussions from using the image. If your blog is huge and you're making a killing or you're somehow leveraging their image to make money or to deceptively use it to make money or something, then you might have a problem legally. Even then it would probably be a small chance of anything even coming of it.

    That said, it's always right to try and do the right thing and give proper copyright credit and permission, etc like you've mentioned, but I wouldn't sweat this one :-)

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    I am highly thankful to you for some good stuff.Specially these comments are good to enhance my knowledge.That said, it's always right to try and do the right thing and give proper copyright credit and permission.




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    Last edited by markelee; 04-27-2013 at 04:13 PM.


 

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