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JoOWiTHaU
post Sep 20 2006, 02:49 PM
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First of all, I'd just like to say the new forums look great. This website and the community has been great to me with all my dumb web questions!

Would anyone happen to know what the deal is with copyright issues on photography that's not my own? More specifically, I'm making a website for an author who just wrote a book on Woodward and Bernstein (the jounalists who worked on Watergate), so I've been searching google for images of Woodward and Bernstein and have found many. Would it be illegal for me to just use any photograph I find of them? Are the laws different in my case? Anyone who knows anything about this sorta legal stuff and can help me out would be a great help.

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jimlongo
post Sep 20 2006, 02:58 PM
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Short answer, yes . . . ask the author to ask his lawyer and get a release for yourself before you do anything with copyrighted images.
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post Sep 20 2006, 03:22 PM
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You could (try too) check if there are pictures of them that are free to use... One example here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Tv_Bob-..._1jun05_150.jpg . There are also archives with free press images and such. Alas I don't find any URLs now.
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