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2005-02-11
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Screencaps, screen / video captures

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hi guys,

screencaps, screen / video capture is when you take a snap shot of your tv /television screen - using a special device/software.

is it legal to capture it and put the capture to be seen in a for profit website?

the capture will be used for commentary/discussion purposes, Not for reselling, or distribution.

if anyone can guide me to where i can read more on the legal aspects of this, i would appreciate it.

 


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2005-02-12
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Generally all images are owned under copyright. In most cases you could get into trouble for publishing anyones content without prior permission. I suggest you try a couple of TV companies and see if there legal department has an answer to that.
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2005-02-13
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thanks phoenix - i guess it would be best to just ask for permission and see what happens.

just in case any of you ever have questions about copyright law...

do a search for "fair use" which allows the use of copyright material under certain conditions.