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Using branded images on eCommerce website. Do I need to obtain Copyright permisison?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Topbuzz, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Topbuzz

    Topbuzz New Member Webmaster

    I want to sell branded electrical goods on my eCommerce website (ie images like you see on Argos or Amazon showing a Nintendo Wii or Sony Playstation etc).
    After reading the copyright laws it seems you need to obtain permission from the copyright owner as these images shall be used for commercial activities. So do I contact Mr Nintendo and Mr Sony for permission? Is this what Amazon etc have to do?

    I find this hard to believe as I can imagine it would be expensive to buy a license to use these images.
    What about using the images on advert banners as well (again Amazon ads show branded images all the time)?
    I've done a lot of searching on the net but can't find anything useful.

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