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QLD Intellectual Property Law - Using Photos from Facebook on Website?

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property Law Forum' started by Subby101, 21 May 2016.

  1. Subby101

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    Hi,

    I'm building my own website at the moment and want to use photos from the internet of machinery and equipment on my site. Am I allowed or do I need to ask permission to use an image under Intellectual Property Law?

    I was considering using images from Facebook group pages and/or classified websites.

    Thanks for you time
     
  2. Tim W

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    No, you can't just help yourself.

    If they are not your photos, and you use them without permission of their owner, then you may be infringing copyright.
    Just because stuff is in the wild, doesn't mean that there isn't a copyright owner somewhere.
     
  3. Subby101

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    So unless I take the photo myself I can't use it without the original photographer's permission correct?

    Will be hard to find the original owner of photos on the internet but I suppose is not impossible...
     
  4. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Pretty much.
    Basically, that's how it is.
    We have answered similar questions on here before - so you may find a search helpful.
     

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