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MoviePropMaster2008 02-04-2011 07:49 AM

Just in case you were wondering about Screenshot Legalities....
 
I've always stated that many movie review sites with articles do SCREENCAPS, especially of DVD since they are not only reviewing the movie, but also the DVD itself (Menus, easter eggs, Special features, Extras, Subtitling, sound quality, etc.) IMFDB falls into the same category with 'legally acquired' DVDs and other media when we do screenshots of films and shows.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Exemptions updated on July 2010:
Quote:

(17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1)) Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment
Note that the DVDs must be lawfully made (i.e. OEM not a bootleg) and acquired (i.e. purchased or rented or paid to be streamed ... NOT BOOTLEG). Screenshots are 'short portions of the product' that are being used for the purpose of Criticism or comment (which is the clause exercised regularly by Movie Critic/Review sites and DVD review sites).

Specific Exemptions are also for EDUCATIONAL purposes and either documentary or noncommercial videos.
  • Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Noncommercial videos (added on July 2010)

Remember that we are an educational site. We are not only providing historical Cinematic trivia which may be lost to the ages, but we're a reference guide for movie and gun buffs world wide.

So the next time any member wonders if our screenshots are legal, remember this post. :D

ManiacallyChallenged 02-04-2011 09:52 AM

*pumps fist*
We need a team cheer for when awesome stuff happens.

Milkovich 02-06-2011 09:38 AM

I'm more worried about jacked gun images taken from other sites that have absolutely no notice up about where they came from.

ManiacallyChallenged 02-06-2011 10:50 AM

Sometimes, there are pictures of guns that we don't have on IMFDB. It's hard to know what to do then, I usually just go with external links so people can still see it. I figure if the link takes them to the original site, credit where credit is due, etc.

MoviePropMaster2008 02-06-2011 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ManiacallyChallenged (Post 25280)
Sometimes, there are pictures of guns that we don't have on IMFDB. It's hard to know what to do then, I usually just go with external links so people can still see it. I figure if the link takes them to the original site, credit where credit is due, etc.

Well, the person has every right to call for their removal. As SOON as we get a notice, we remove the pic.


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