Is it allowed to include famous people pictures

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by uaecasher, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    Is it allowed to include famous people pictures in my application, in other words are famous people pictures copyrighted for them?
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I would say the picture itself is most likely copyrighted by the photographer (or whoever owns it)... but I'm not a lawyer :)
  3. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    You can only include images in your app if you have the right to do so. You gain the right to display images by creating them yourself, by purchasing the rights from whoever owns those rights, by complying with any license agreements regarding the images, or by use of public domain images.

    There's not much special about images of famous people vs other images.

    In general photographs are copyrighted by the photographer or by some entity that the photographer assigns those rights to.

    Where did you get the images?

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