|On Thursday, November 6th 2008 10:40 pm, Trystian wrote: |
- Do NOT take copywritten screencaps without explicit permission from the official site/network;
All images are copyrighted. Technically, any image from any show is copyrighted to whoever owns the rights to the show.
A fair use statement shouldn't have to be added. "Fair use" as a legal concept exists whether we acknowledge it or not. It doesn't go away just because an editor or non-editor doesn't post boilerplate in the credits (or anywhere else).
A single statement on the site in a central location should cover "fair use." Although even that shouldn't be necessary because again, you can use as many images as you like as "fair use" without saying essentially "Yeah, all images on this site are covered under fair use."