Questions tagged [fair-use]

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work.

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Whose permission do I need to feature photographs for analysis on my web site?

Original Post : 25th July 2018 Edit : 26th July 2018: I own a website which aims to give details about various photo sets which are posted on sites like DeviantArt, Flickr, Twitter, etc. I gather ...
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Do storefront signs appearing in a photo constitute fair use?

Some photos of mine which I took downtown shows several stores in the background. These stores have their sign showing their company name or logo and are for various internationally known brands. The ...
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Is it permissable to share photos of recognized brands as nonprofit art?

I have read few blogs on this question, but many of them contradict themselves, and even some admit that themselves as it is such a contradictional issue because there can be different use cases that ...
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Is modifying a photo to educate generally fair use?

A recent article about street photography suggested pointing the camera into the sun and taking silhouettes as "a great way to create a dramatic effect while maintaining the anonymity of your subject"....
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Is this type of photo manipulation still violating copyright law?

I am a photo student and I am doing a photo series on contemporary art. I plan to take pictures of contemporary art from printed books (photo of a published photo of an art work). And I will be ...
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Is modifying an animal photo for use as an avatar icon within fair use?

I found an animal photo I'd like to use as an avatar. I only want to use the head of the animal and would retouch it a bit. Is this considered as fair use?
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Exclusivity Use Clause?

I'm writing up a small generic contract (1-2 pages at most) and I have a check box next to each clause so they may be included on a per contract basis and was wondering if I need to include an ...
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What is “Fair Use” (US Copyright Law)

Sometimes one will hear of a photo being reprinted, redistributed, or otherwise used without specifically being licensed or having permission granted. Often the defense is called "fair use". What ...