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Permission to post newspaper photos to a personal blog?

  1. I'd really like to include a couple of photos from a newspaper (the NYT) in my personal blog with attribution ( a link to the article the photos are from, the name of the author of the article, and the name of the photographer). Has anyone tried asking the NYT for permission to do this when the blog is personal and will likely be seen by family and friends for the most part? Or do most just avoid using these photos?

    The blog I need help with is avocadohouse.wordpress.com.

  2. Unless or until you have the express written permission of the copyright holder of the images you referred to, using them is a copyright violation. As far as contacting the media site in question please do that on your own and know that these are not discussion forums. Please read:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/fair-use/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  3. Attribution is NOT Permission. The same rules that apply to the world of print also apply in cyberspace. Whether or not the creator of any original digital work has posted a copyright notice on their site or on the work itself is irrelevant. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/08/20/attribution-is-not-permission/

  4. Thank you for these responses, and for the links. I'm not planning to post the photos without permission. I'll make my question more specific, in case anyone has an answer for me. Has anyone asked the NYT for permission to use photos in a personal blog, and if yes, what was the response?

  5. Has anyone asked the NYT for permission to use photos in a personal blog, and if yes, what was the response?

    These forums are not discussion or chat forums. These are technical support forums for WordPress.COM issues only. Please use your social media sites to ask that question.

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