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I have a quick question, If i use pics from other websites and add caption could I get sued or anything like that?
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almost none of the pics used for captions are taken by the caption-er. As long as you credit the source, and don't make money off it, you should be fine. But you need to respect if a photographer/copyright holder tells you not to distribute.

Another option would be to use public domain images.
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OopsiePanty
If the websites are in another country, chances are slim anything will happen to you as long as you keep the copyright on them if there is one. If you have any idea who the origional artist is, credit them for the image. If the image has no copyright and is one that a person has made themselves, like the photos people have on this site of themselves, you should obtain the permission of the person who posted the photo before making your cappy. Flatter them a little in the email and I am sure most will say yes as long as you don't want to make the cappy some flame against them. You should avoid using these amature pics morally without permission. If it is a pic from a porn site that you pay to visit, as long as you do not just start making hundreds of cappy pics of the stuff they are effectivly selling they will probably leave you alone, or at least leave you alone if they contact you and ask you to remove them and you do so. I would also LOWER the size of the pic if it comes from a pay site, so that people cannot just crop off your cappy and their pics for free. If you do not want to make it smaller, then lower the quality of the jpeg so that the pic looks crappier than the origional.

Doing these things will keep you out of most trouble. The best rule of thumb though is to remove anything you are asked to if you have even the slightest inkling the person contacting you is the creator or owner of that pic.

The worst thing you can do is to claim any kind of copyright on your cappy of your own! Or to claim it is your origional material if it is not. This kind of thing will really piss off the owner of the pic and they might take a personal interest to see you are sued.
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Mina Silverwind
I agree with the above statements, since unless you are told to not to repost, redistribute, or use pictures from the artists/sites you will remain in the clear.
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Β almost none of the pics used for captions are taken by the caption-er. As long as you credit the source, and don't make money off it, you should be fine. But you need to respect if a photographer/copyright holder tells you not to distribute.

Another option would be to use public domain images. Β 




In addition to what I have said before:

Another way to get around any legal hassle is to re-draw images yourself. I am not joking, for example in one of my songs (and you might wonder why you hear this kind of thing in a lot of songs) I use a bass line which is sooooooo from a technotronic (might be misspelled) song. However because I played it myself, and created the bass waves myself, even though they are the same notes, because I am re-creating it and not sampling it, it is totally legal. Now if I were to use that bass line throughout my entire song (which I do not since it is a jumble of re-made retro lines) and that bass line were to be legally proved in court to be the heart of the origional song and to be considered the heart of my song, they could make grounds to take some % of my profits *rofl*. Music and video medias though are a lot more picky than single picture medias. I honestly think the best thing you can do is to keep the pic the same size, and only modify one thing, the jpeg compression quality. Take it down to like 65% and I highly doubt anyone would go after you for using it. It won't look like crap, but it will sure look a lot more like a jpeg from the 90s and at the most you will get hassled to remove it.

So getting back to cappys, if you make a cappy in which you copy say an anime drawing by looking at a print of it, and then re-draw it yourself on the PC, unless the character is trademarked, you are 100% in the clear. If it is a trademarked character, it is best not to use the trademarked name for them when you make the cappy.

I mean honestly, unless you start up a website, stealing pics off the net from all places, and then make them into cappys and charge to get them, as well as keep them in a high quality format, the kind of community is sooooo small who even reads them or knows that they exist, that it would be hard for someone to claim loss of sales of a product due to your use of the pic in your cappy. Oh and that is also one of the most important factors, to actually sue you, they do have to prove that your use of their material hurt their sales or profits in some signifigant way. (I really looked into this when I considered using a few voice samples from a movie for like weeks to be totally sure about US copyright law and how it is practiced) Either that or they have to prove that you have benifitted in some finacial way. So as long as they can do neither, and you removed the material from the net (if asked), you are pretty safe.
A young girl's greatest fear isn't monsters, or magical threats from beyond time and space.
No, a young girl's greatest fear overshadows all of those things.

Her greatest fear is to be alone.


(Still your little Guardian Shadow, now just with wings!)
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