If I am writing a review but don't have any images...

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for my article?

Let's say I want to write a review on a iPhone app( or any product for that matter)

like this- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fitn...790152554?mt=8

I couldn't contact anyone that is remotely connected to the developer of the app.

The thing is I want to put their logo in the Featured image on my article.( You can't put a post without any images in it after all...).

Can I do that? Will I be stealing the logo?
In my opinion I won't because I am not selling or promoting my own business with this article I am writing.

It would be the same if I would write an article and put a well known logo(after stating who this logo belongs to!) like Facebook or Twitter.

Help me please, I have the whole thing written but have no images to put on!
#images #review #writing
  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    You should probably contact them.. If it's their logo and you are promoting their products, then they will probably say yes.

    If they say no, then I would advise you to look for some free images that are related to the product you are reviewing.

    You could also pay for an image if you are willing to.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdpop
    Go to Google images and search for what you want. In the settings cog in the top right-hand corner select Advance Search. Scroll down to Usage Rights. Toggle to "Free to use or share, even commercially."
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Originally Posted by eduardcore View Post

    for my article?

    Let's say I want to write a review on a iPhone app( or any product for that matter)

    like this- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fitn...790152554?mt=8

    I couldn't contact anyone that is remotely connected to the developer of the app.

    The thing is I want to put their logo in the Featured image on my article.( You can't put a post without any images in it after all...).

    Can I do that? Will I be stealing the logo?
    In my opinion I won't because I am not selling or promoting my own business with this article I am writing.

    It would be the same if I would write an article and put a well known logo(after stating who this logo belongs to!) like Facebook or Twitter.

    Help me please, I have the whole thing written but have no images to put on!
    Hello,

    An honest reviewer can usually use a logo under US Fair Use Doctrine.

    Fair use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You can do some further reading here regarding logos etc.

    Copyright Tips for Review Sites - Plagiarism Today

    Regards,

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with using an image under fair use laws. In short, you may use it for "purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research..."

    Click here and here to read more about it. Yes, be a bit cautious, but don't sweat it too much either. Once you read more about appropriate usage, you should feel at ease.
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    • Profile picture of the author EveGood
      I agree with Elvis. Just read about Fair Use and be sensible.
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