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It depends if the images were released and under what conditions. Generally speaking, in most cases the creator of an image has the copyright for it and it can only be used with their permission except of a select few situations known as "fair use". Fair Use varies by legal jurisdiction and consists of the situations in which it is legally deemed to be in ...


Yes, there is a breathtaking amount of copyright infringement going on on the internet. The thing is: where it concerns images, most of it happens with the implicit approval of the copyright holders, who basically like to have their stuff shared and pinned and retweeted all over the internet (at least by consumers) because that gets them attention and ...


Legally they're on shaky grounds if they copy the content to their own servers and then distribute it without asking permission from the content owner. What can be done about it though is another can of worms entirely, and depends on the jurisdictions involved, which could be many and if they're smart have been carefully selected to muddy the waters as much ...


Lets related this virtual thing to the physical world... If you are standing in a sculpture garden looking at artworks, does looking at the artwork constitute using it? If you then point out the artwork and cause someone else to look at it, does that violate the artist's rights? Pinterest is exactly that - it's the internet version of "hey! lookie here!" ...


When you upload photos to any kind of social media you are relinquishing all rights to the image in the form that it is uploaded. This is in every single "User agreement" you clicked "I agree" on when you joined said social media site. So person A uploads in full consent (due to the user agreement they accepted by joining the social media sight) an ...


Consent is necessary. Unless otherwise agreed, the photographs are the intellectual property of the photographer. In Getty's model release, the model even agrees that he/she has no rights to the content. ".... I agree that I have no rights to the Content, and all rights to the Content belong to the Photographer / Filmmaker ...."


Photographer here. This isn't a question about privacy, but rather commercial use of your image by a private company on private property which is open to the public. You and your kids have the same rights that a child actor from Modern Family would have. The restaurant hung the picture to enhance their commercial interest. You can't do that without written ...

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