Using Pictures Of People For Clickbank Products

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I am looking into buying this picture from istock:

Woman with Laptop in cafe | Stock Photo | iStock

I would be using this picture on the homepage of a product I am looking to submit to Clickbank. Is that ok? Purchasing the picture is one thing but, is there a limitation as to how I use it since there is a person in the picture?
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  • Profile picture of the author MattVit
    If you're using it on an eBook as you described, there's absolutely no problem with that.

    You're doing it 100x better than most others - it's common (and a bit of a gray area) to rip images from Google and use them.

    Best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by MattVit View Post

      If you're using it on an eBook as you described, there's absolutely no problem with that.

      You're doing it 100x better than most others - it's common (and a bit of a gray area) to rip images from Google and use them.

      Best of luck!
      It's not just a gray area It's possibly illegal and can result in big problems. So make sure not to just grab random images.

      I use this site for royalty free images:

      stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
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      • Profile picture of the author MattVit
        Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

        It's not just a gray area It's possibly illegal and can result in big problems.
        Heh, was trying to put it nicely. A simple scroll through the WSO section will turn up at least 3 in every 4 threads using images without copy rights.
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by MattVit View Post

          Heh, was trying to put it nicely. A simple scroll through the WSO section will turn up at least 3 in every 4 threads using images without copy rights.
          You can get away with it easier like that though because if there are any issues then just change the images on the website. Whereas with an eBook you already have distributed it to other people's computers and wouldn't be able to take that back.
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  • Profile picture of the author snowcloud
    I figured so. I mean this girl is actually a model on istock that has a ton of other photos.

    I just thought I remembered reading something before about how you cant use pictures of somebody else for business purposes.

    Does anybody else no more about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    You can use pictures of other people as long as you purchase the rights to do that - but of course laws can vary on that between countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author snowcloud
    That would make sense. I guess reading the fine print always helps :O
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Here is a topic that was posted here awhile back about this exact same thing in case that helps: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...es-ebooks.html
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  • Profile picture of the author snowcloud
    I was tryn to use free stock photo sites like stock.xchng but the quality of their photos just doesn't compare to istock.

    I have spent countless hours browsing free stock image sites I finally just gave in.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Nobody here is going to offer definitive legal advice, but it looks like they try to make the usage agreements pretty clear at Stock Photography: Search Royalty Free Images & Photos | iStock
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  • Profile picture of the author snowcloud
    Makes you wonder if there are people out there that seriously scroll around the internet looking for people violating copyright
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by snowcloud View Post

      Makes you wonder if there are people out there that seriously scroll around the internet looking for people violating copyright
      There are companies that get paid full time to do that
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      • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
        Don't use images of people from free stock photo sites. Go to Dreamstime or a similar paid site, check the terms of use, then buy an image that has a model release. It will only cost you a few dollars.

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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Originally Posted by snowcloud View Post

    I am looking into buying this picture from istock:

    Woman with Laptop in cafe | Stock Photo | iStock

    I would be using this picture on the homepage of a product I am looking to submit to Clickbank. Is that ok? Purchasing the picture is one thing but, is there a limitation as to how I use it since there is a person in the picture?
    If you're purchasing it then you're basically purchasing the right to be able to use that photo in any way, the only thing I'd have to say about using a photo from somewhere like iStock or other well known photo sites is the frequency of which that photo has been purchased. Make sure no other site or blog has purchased that exact same photo, otherwise your site loses its originality (may not be a big issue but that's up to you).
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by JCorp View Post

      If you're purchasing it then you're basically purchasing the right to be able to use that photo in any way, the only thing I'd have to say about using a photo from somewhere like iStock or other well known photo sites is the frequency of which that photo has been purchased. Make sure no other site or blog has purchased that exact same photo, otherwise your site loses its originality (may not be a big issue but that's up to you).
      FYI, it looks like that specific image has had between 500-900 downloads.
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    • Profile picture of the author MilesBaker
      Originally Posted by JCorp View Post

      If you're purchasing it then you're basically purchasing the right to be able to use that photo in any way
      You DEFINITELY CANNOT USE THE PHOTO IN ANY WAY.

      iStockPhoto terms...

      You cannot "use or display any Content that features a model or person in a manner (a) that would lead a reasonable person to think that such person uses or personally endorses any business, product, service, cause, association or other endeavour"

      Make sure you read the FULL terms so you are in compliance. Don't just rely on the mis-information found on forums.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ikmal Syifai
        Originally Posted by MilesBaker View Post

        You DEFINITELY CANNOT USE THE PHOTO IN ANY WAY.

        iStockPhoto terms...

        You cannot "use or display any Content that features a model or person in a manner (a) that would lead a reasonable person to think that such person uses or personally endorses any business, product, service, cause, association or other endeavour"

        Make sure you read the FULL terms so you are in compliance. Don't just rely on the mis-information found on forums.
        Yap, TOS is the most important part of any service and most of us just skip it.
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