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Can I use pictures from the internet in making a video to

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Can I use pictures from the internet in making a video to post on youtube.For example, if I am making a video talking about the history of World War 2 and I use photos from World War 2, is that copyright infringement?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Yes, it would be the violation of the owner of the picture's copyright for you to use the photo in another production that you make unless you get the advanced written permission of the owner of that photo.

I understand that you may be disappointed by the Answer you received, as it was not particularly favorable to your situation. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful legal outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where can I go to find copyright free images and videos?
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Honestly, I would not have any idea---if what you are looking for is free stuff. I know there are sites where you can buy photos for re-use but there are no free sites where you just go and get photos free of all copyright. Here is one of the larger sites where you can for a fee buy photos for re-use that will not result in copyright infringement because the sites have either bought the copyright or have an agreement with the copyright holder. You don't have to spend a lot of money necessarily, and these paid for photos will insure your safety when you post to Youtube.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

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Thanks in advance,


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