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Am I able to use movie posters in my website for commercial gain? (2 posts)

  1. tomwilson51
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me on here. I am new to WordPress and I wish to have a movie review website. With this, I will need to use certain images and film posters from a specific site; ImDb, Youtube, Rotten Tomatoes etc. I understand that small use of these images may fall under "fair use", although for commercial gain is where I don't understand it. For me to make money from my website in the future, what steps do I need to take to ensure I am not breaking any law? Do I need to obtain permission from these major websites? If so, how do I go about doing that? There must be a way for me to be able to make a profit from my website, use movie posters/trailors etc and not break any laws???

    Any update on this would be very appreciated as I am desperate to move forward.

    Thank you!

  2. You need to use images you have the legal right to use.

    It's best to use
    1) Pictures/videos you made/took yourself
    2) Pictures/videos that are made freely public (i.e. embedable)

    http://www.avivadirectory.com/blogger-law/

    You need to check the license of Each and every image and video you want.

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