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 Post subject: Getting Permission for Screenshots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:15 pm 
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As a former journalist, it makes me nervous to go and start taking random screenshots in WOW. I am working on two blog stories though where I need outfit examples, and I am no longer on an RP server.
Should I ask for permission first?

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Permission for Screenshots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:48 pm 
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The pixels belong to WoW. If you're taking your own screenshot of another avatar in-game, there's no issue.

If someone has uploaded a screenshot to a huge freeware warehouse, I wouldn't worry about it. If you find another outfit on someone's blog or private storage of some kind and want to reload it to your digs, I'd ask. Otherwise, you might consider using WoW Model Viewer as an alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Permission for Screenshots
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:03 pm 
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If it's a screenshot that you take and you use it in your blog, there isn't a problem.

If you take a screenshot and charge money for people to view it, Blizzard will not be happy. If you take an image from another website and claim that it is your own and use it without permission, that person will not be happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Permission for Screenshots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Well, since it was a player's specific outfit with their name above them I did go ahead and ask. You will see them featured in my blog some time this week.

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