Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Fair Use and All Rights Reserved

    Under Fair Use, could I use an image from a website like this: http://www.videogamer.com/? I am writing reviews for the game, but I am put off by the copyright license of the website, which states:

    "All editorial content, graphics, HTML, and other code used to generate pages is protected by Copyright law and may not be copied without the express consent of Pro-G Media Ltd. Use of editorial content, graphics, HTML, and other code used to generate pages which are owned by Pro-G Media Ltd without prior permission is forbidden. All names, brands, associated imagery and artwork are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Editorial content can be licenced out as part of an automatic feed or for reprinting on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact us."

    I have, in fact, contacted them - but received no reply. Do I need to wait for a reply, as it is fair use?

    I get the feeling this is very similar to simply saying 'All Rights Reserved', which I am also confused by.

    Does this mean fair use doesn't apply to websites like this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    25,706

    Default Re: Fair Use and All Rights Reserved

    fair use applies to just about all copyrighted material and trademarked material. It is how you use it that would make it fall under the fair use rules or not. It sounds like you intend to use it properly since writing about it such as a review is typically allowed under fair use but...

    something to remember:

    just because you have a valid defense doesn't mean you wouldn't get sued. They can sue you if they believe you infringed on their rights. Ultimately, you would win (as long as your use was proper under fair use rules) but that doesn't prevent them from suing. Fair use is determined on a case by case review so they have the right to seek a review, by the courts, of your use.
    I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Warranty Deed with Reserved Life Use vs Will
    By Lakewriter in forum Ownership and Title
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 11:15 AM
  2. Reserved Decision
    By Vinson1213 in forum Traffic Court
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2010, 10:04 PM
  3. Chapter 7: Can I Do a Chapter 7 with a Deed That Has a Reserved Life Estate
    By sailorjim in forum Bankruptcy Law
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-09-2009, 10:02 AM
  4. Post-Conviction Relief: Denied Rights To A Fair Hearing
    By accustedinnocent in forum Criminal Procedure
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-12-2008, 07:22 AM
  5. How Are Tax Benefits Effected By Reserved Life Estates?
    By pxa in forum Planning Your Estate
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-19-2008, 05:47 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Protect Your Work
Online copyright, patent, trademark registration. Fast, easy, affordable.




Untitled Document