copyright help

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  • #257315

    gamerps3
    Member

    Hello!
    I have a doubt about copyrights, i’m thinking about creating a blog that is about videogames (news, reviews, ps3 themes, etc) and design, (mainly phostoshop tutorials and discussion), by using names like adobe, sony and all those company and games names, and pictures, even if i found those in google, am i inflicting copyrights?
    sorry for the bad english, i am brazilian.
    By the way the blog is not commercial, only personal/community, maybe will have some ads.

    #257445

    andrew
    Member

    Without getting into the fuzzy boundaries of copyright, I’ll respond to your last sentence. If you want to run your own ads, you should almost certainly be somewhere other than WordPress.com. See:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/

    #257468

    gamerps3
    Member

    Ok, forget about the ads, what about the copyrights??Can anyone answer me??

    #257484

    If you are word for word copying and pasting from another site, that is infirngement. Just put at the end of it where you got it, or a link to the site you got it from, then you should be fine.

    #257489

    gamerps3
    Member

    Ok, and what about the pictures??If i take screenshots it will be fine??And what about if i get the picture in google??

    #257490

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    please read this: http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

    I still haven’t found anything that explains it better (and thanks, Mark, I think, for reminding me).

    #257492

    gamerps3
    Member

    Thank you this really explained it, and really took my will of making a blog away.:S

    #257495

    You always, ALWAYS, need to find out what the site’s policies are regarding using their content. Some don’t mind as long as you link to them, and some are dead set against any use of their material.

    #257520

    gamerps3
    Member

    Ok, and thank you all for your help!

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