WWW FAQs: Can I use images from other sites?


2004-09-24: in a word, no. Not unless you have received the express permission of the person or organization that owns the images. If the page in question says in so many words that you can use their images on your own site, then you may do so. Otherwise, no!

The reproduction of a small "thumbnail" image in the context of a review of the site in question may be protected by copyright law. This does not mean that you can use small versions of images as part of your own page design and applies only to reviews.

When in doubt, make sure you have the owner's permission before using images from any source.

For related information, see how can I create graphics for my website? and is it legal to link to other websites?

Legal Note: yes, you may use sample HTML, Javascript, PHP and other code presented above in your own projects. You may not reproduce large portions of the text of the article without our express permission.

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