Using images from other sites & Copyrights

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by TMA, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. TMA macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2003
    I could do with some clarification on what images I can use in articles I create and when it is applicable to credit or mention the origin.

    For example, if I want to use an image or illustration directly from Apple's website is it legal to use if I include the text "Image is Copyright © 2005 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved." Or must I actually try to obtain permission from Apple?

    I could just with a few basic points clarifying.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    This is a can of worms. Because the server is located in the US, we do have a lot of flexibility with fair use, but it's not a free-for-all.

    For hardware product shots, you can use the {{promotional}} template. You should also add the source to the image description page.

    Software box shots, logos and screen shots will need different boilerplate, will post when they're there (probably later tonight).

    There are more details, more on that when there's time.

    [ Edit: I have a draft started that attempts to explain the fair use situation. I'd like to whip this into something that's easy to understand and doesn't mislead people about what's okay. Suggestions and questions are more than welcome either here or on its talk page. ]

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