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If we use screenshot of a movie in our website, so can we get a copyright claim ??

If I capture a screenshot from a movie and use as a image in my website to illustrate something, can I get a copyright claim from the owner of that movie ??

10/8/2019 6:28:10 AM

Komal Negi

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It depends on if the usage qualifies as Fair Use. Quote from the article link below: "According to law, it is not illegal to use a movie screenshot without getting permission from its owner, but with certain limitations. You are allowed use them for a variety of purposes, such as teaching, news reporting, criticism, commentary, scholarship, library archiving, parody, etc." https://education.onehowto.com/article/are-movie-screenshots-copyrighted-12627.html I would review these linked articles and do additional research to understand this better. https://qr.ae/TW2Z8c https://tinytake.com/screen-capture-copyright-violation-or-fair-use/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use I hope this helps clarify things.

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Still image from a movie is still under copyrighted.

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Changing up stuff a but won't make it yours. Technically, if you still clearly see where it comes from, there may be a problem. And if you don't recognize it anymore, why would you use it in the first place? Obviously you *want* to recognize it as the work of another person. So... problematic.

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Yeah, Sonic, in Germany there's a saying that goes something like: 'When there's no plaintiff, there's no judge.' Technically you might still break a law, and you should be aware of that.

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Thanks HonFu, scr4pp3r and sonic..

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Komal Negi Fair Use might be specific to this USA. Some countries recognize Fair Dealing as an alternative. Assuming you are in India, this might help. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_dealing#India

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Hmm thanks for the answer..

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Thanks David Carroll.. but law is same for all I mean universal or.. it depends on land of the law..

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yeah it also comes under copyright infringement but editing the pic in your own way like adding text to it or using some fiter overlay makes it worth to use