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Use of trademarks and images question

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Chris Clarke, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke Member

    I have a rather general question but perhaps I can break it down a little more specifically.

    Say I wanted to make a forum on video games. Am I allowed to post images of game characters, screen shots, mention game console names, company names etc etc. I mean isn’t this breach of copyright? Yet I see many websites have been doing this for years so I’m a little confused.
    Thanks
     
  2. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    As you're using those images for the purposes of discussion on a forum community that would generally come under Fair Use:
     
  3. Olly Wood

    Olly Wood Member

    I personally would be very careful about using copyrighted images, even under a fair use policy.

    I have just started out and made sure that my TOS include the need to recognise any third party images and the like.

    In the UK where I am there have been instances of organisations having images taken down where an agreement hasn't been reached.
     
  4. keith.arvixe

    keith.arvixe Active Member

    Just make sure that you include "Call of Duty: Advance Warefare and all content related are copywrite 2014 Activision" Blah blah blah. I have seen this used many times and have used it without any issues. Like Olly said above me, Just make sure that you include in your TOS as well. Should cover you there.
     
  5. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    Many publishers in the gaming industry have some kind of media/fan kits to use on your website and rules regarding the use of their copyrighted stuff. Have a look at their links and terms of use, and in doubt simply contact them.
     

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