Are you allowed to put this on on my site?

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Can you put things from a famous magazine like an article ( whole page) and put it on your site, or is that copying?
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Hi sunshine

I am afraid that sounds very much like copying to me. If it is an online magazine then you can link to it. But you can't place a scanned in printed page on your site without direct permission in writing from the publisher of the printed material.

Thank you very much for asking before you did it. We wouldn't want you to do anything that could get you in trouble with the magazine or cause us to have to disable your site for copyright infringement :-)
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Im hoping this will bring this topic to the top again or atleast where it might get viewed:) What about a photo of a garden I cut out of a magazine 4 years ago? I do that for a hobby sometimes and collect them. Is that a copyright issue if I put one on my website?

Thank you so much, denise:)
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Hello Oregoncountry,

I am not a copyright expert, but I believe utilizing anything from a publication that you don't have permission to use does violate copyright laws. You can always ask permission to use something and say you will cite the author or the photographer; but again I am not entirely clear.

If you are looking for images to put on your site you can check out the free images at Openphoto, if you find an image you would like to use just right click and save to your computer. Here's an article on copyright law which was pretty good and easy to read: 10 Big Myths of Copyright Explained.

Kind Regards,
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This really does apply to images,words and music...Sometimes going to the author that holds the copyright does not work....They may have kept their copyright but sold the publishing rights...Two different animals...That is how Michael Jackson ended up owning Beatles songs.....Good link on copyright myths Emmy...I didn't know e mails fell under copyright laws.