Q&A: Using photos from Facebook

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From Sullivan Daily Times:

Q: What’s the legal status of Facebook photos? Can the newspaper use them for a story? 

A: Facebook will recognize the copyright attached to photos, even if they are posted on Facebook. You probably are OK for news used under a fair-use argument but could be in trouble if you use the photos for advertising.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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