WEB Buying / Using "copyrighted" photos

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  1. Ricky

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    I have this one site and i want to avoid as much legal trouble as possible.

    I basically need some pictures of models.

    I know i cant just get some random girls off google cause the next thing i know, im being sued for slander and copyright infringements.

    Where can i get pictures of "everyday girls" or models and avoid any sort of problems.

    or is it just worth the risk? Will i have a chance to remove said infringements or will i just be sued right away?
     
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    its going on someones affiliate site so i am assuming it'll be classified as commercial
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    have you looked into stock photo sites?
     
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    You cant be sued right away without the opportunity to remove your photos.
     
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    istockphoto ain't bad either, unless you are really a huge tightwad.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I have been using fotolia latley
     
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    stock photos.

    I've heard of the name before but never looked into it.

    It seems exactly what im looking for
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    yeah, but why risk it?

    to me i would rather take the time, find a stock photo, spend a few dollars on it and not worry about it
     
  10. Futureguy-4DP

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    Interesting question. I spent a couple of years building an Asia travel portal, and ended up writing guides for many more countries than I'd actually visited.

    Thus, I had to pinch Asia travel pix from Google images, which made me feel somewhat unethical, for a good few years.

    Eventually Planet Asia turned out to be a non-commercial endeavor.

    Since then, I don't worry about it, and don't bother to source link the pix that I pinch.

    It's the Internet, the pix are openly available, and I'm not making any money from it, so what's the problem?

    If you have commercial intentions, I think there's no way, man, other than to pay. Money changing hands really does change everything, IMO.

    Fail to pay when money is changing hands, you're just doing shady biz.
     
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    Then again, what about if you post the pix in articles, but hotlink each to the source site? Mebee...
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    even if you are not making money on the site, the owners of the photos have a right to tell you to pull the pics, it is not about making money using them, it is about using them without permission
     
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    well now they have the whole "fair use" crap when it comes to copyright. I was learning about it in one of my law classes.

    Basically if its for research and shit like that its ethical and pretty much permitted.
     
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    website and photographer can still claim they own it and did not give permission to use it

    why fuck around, photos on fotolia start off at a buck
     

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