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Killer Croc

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Post Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:17 pm

Photo Reference Question

Hi Everybody :)

I was hoping to put up drawings I've done of famous actors on a future website. But I wasn't sure if that would be okay, because the photos of the celebrities that I used for reference weren't taken by me and, I've heard that you have to be careful about the rights and legal aspects of the photos you use.

However, the drawings I made wouldn't be sold, and the website wouldn't be commercial in any way. Since I wouldn't be making any profit off of them (and also I've seen many websites link to photos that they probably got off of Google Images or some other site), and tracking down the photographers behind the photos would be very difficult (some of the images are from movies, or were most likely linked to by another site), would I get into any trouble if I just showed the drawings but didn't sell them or claim that I took the photo reference?

Naturally I want be very careful about making sure I won't get sued or in legal trouble.

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I haven't heard about anyone getting in trouble for just displaying their drawings. The actual laws about it vary according to where you live.
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Go for it Killer,we love breaking the law on here 8)
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you probably wont get in trouble i find tons of websites with drawings and they dont get in trouble. :D
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You better be careful, the cyber police might backtrace you and you could be arrested! CONSEQUENCES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! :lol:

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Post Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:55 am

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Haha, thanks everyone :)

It seems like it's probably fine, and the worst that would happen is I'd get sent a warning--so I'll go for it :D

Thanks guys.
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Just curious, who do you think is going to send a warning?
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