Laws Re: Reposting Others Internet Pics & Articles
January 5, 2010 6:22 PM Subscribe
Legal to Start a Funny Picture Site Using Others' Internet Posted Pics?
posted by curiositykilledthelemur to Law & Government (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friends and I had a really fun and funny Facebook group where we would post ironically humorous pictures related to our collective hobby. 90% of these entries came from local newspapers nationwide that posted their articles and photographs online.
On our group page, we would post the picture and a brief synopsis of the article, or the entire article, always crediting the original website and offering a hyperlink.
Facebook said that the pictures might be a problem with their TOS so we took them down. I love the collection so much that I would very much like to buy a domain name and hosting so we can share our hilarious finds with the world, not unlike cuteoverload.com and sites like that, but a different topic.
My question is: is this legal? To clarify, we will be posting:
1) Photographs of adults who submitted their information to local newspapers to be printed in the paper and put on the paper's online site as well. I would host the copied picture on our server.
2) A synopsis of the article, or the article in its entirety, but always giving credit and a hyperlink to the original publishing source.