where do I get free/paid images for my movie review site?

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I have 3 fb pages of bollywood actress with almost 11k like each of these pages.previously i am promoting my pages as a hobby.now i want to create a website and monetize it for adsense and other affiliate programs..previously I can share any images(including copyrighted images).but i cant upload it on my website..my question is from where i can get Bollywood actress images for free/paying some money?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    The truth is that images like that are mostly stolen from other sites and most often people get away with it and most hosts don't care unless someone makes a fuss. Entire empires are built around stolen celebrity pictures.

    Look for the official site of the actress in question and ask them for some images, maybe they'll help you out.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    Getty images is a paid option?

    Alternatively, as the post above says, try to contact the official stars themselves ( through social media or there websites ) and ask for some images.

    If you provide them a link to a write up you have done for them ( make it good ) then they may be more willing to help you.

    In a word, suck up to them!
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    • Profile picture of the author happyguy777
      Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

      The truth is that images like that are mostly stolen from other sites and most often people get away with it and most hosts don't care unless someone makes a fuss. Entire empires are built around stolen celebrity pictures.

      Look for the official site of the actress in question and ask them for some images, maybe they'll help you out.
      Originally Posted by blueclcl View Post

      Getty images is a paid option?

      Alternatively, as the post above says, try to contact the official stars themselves ( through social media or there websites ) and ask for some images.

      If you provide them a link to a write up you have done for them ( make it good ) then they may be more willing to help you.

      In a word, suck up to them!
      Yeah u r ri8,i have seen many sites using stolen images..but the prob is not from the image owners.its from Google, i heard some where that Google may penalize website or ban adsense account using copyrighted images.but i have seen some sites with stolen images running adsense ads.so from where they are getting such images? and its okay to use adsense for such sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanO
    have your tried flickr? this is a free option
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    • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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      Originally Posted by NathanO View Post

      have your tried flickr? this is a free option
      Flickr does not own the images --> the images on Flickr are uploaded by the photographers, graphic artists and other rights controlling entities. Most of the images on Flickr are copyrighted, however you can find lots of images the are CC licensed (attribution required), and you can also find images that are CC0 (public domain) with no attribution required.

      You can't just go to Flickr and grab images without checking the license terms of the images you want to use. The only exception to this would be when using images for legitimate fair use projects.

      Cheers

      -don
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  • Profile picture of the author itos
    If you are doing a news or review site you can use images that have copyright. There is a part in copyright law that says that you can use those images for informative purposes. Most news sites use photos of actress and movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    You can use Getty Images' "embed" option as a way to get them for free.

    Or.... you can pay for them. An inexpensive site i found last year is 123RF.com, so check it out.

    Lastly, as others have mentioned, you could always take a chance with "Fair Use" and post copyrighted images.

    Just keep in mind that this is somewhat risky; in case you're ever sued, the court will take a look at your case individually and go from there. Do some research on 'Fair Use' and see if this is a suitable option for you....
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    • Profile picture of the author BradAF87
      I think the Getty Images' "embed" option is the way for you to go as long as you don't put an image of say a movie and then have a buy now button for the same movie being sold by you as an affiliate of Amazon.com or anything similar to that.

      I have read on the Internet that Getty has no problem if images are for non-commercial use but they have a liberal definition of non-commercial use because they indicate that you can embed their images on a blog that has adsense, you just can't use their images to directly sell a product. (i.e. a car dealer could not use their image of a new model Chevy Covette to advertise a Chevy Corvette.

      I am not a IP lawyer, but just relaying the results of a few hours of internet research.
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