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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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Using screengrabs of IMDB?

Has anyone used a screengrab from the Internet Movie Database in one of their projects? I'd like to do this but the process of seeking permission seems somewhat opaque.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hi Greg,

My guess is IMDB operates under the Fair Use doctrine to avoid copyright infringment issues. If you're also operating a site specifically for reviews (or other fair use methods), then perhaps the sun will shine on you - otherwise, it's unlikely you'll ever get help from another biz obtaining copyrighted material.

Happy hunting, Michael
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