So say if I am friends with someone on facebook, and they just became friends with someone else, and I took their profile photo (this photo can be a photo of someone they know or the photo of themself) and put it on GAG on a question post. Is this legal or is it against copyrights? Thanks
So say I had a friend on facebook and they just became friends with someone else; can I take the profile photo of the friend of my friend on facebook and post it on GAG?
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I think that Facebook's Terms and Conditions stipulate that you lose ownership over any photos that you post on Facebook.. That makes them Facebook property and the initial posting person's property, but not yours. However, there is a thing called Fair Use. Using them for this site should fall within that. You would have to read up on the current law to have a better handle on that.
I wouldn't do that. That's a violation of privacy. Yes, it's their profile pic, but it is there for people to put a face to a name. It isn't there for non-friends to steal and post on another site. Also, depending on your reason for posting it here, that person can sue you or press charges against you. For instance, if you commit slander, that can result in a lawsuit. If you are going to make fun of that person, that's bullying and charges can be pressed. There's actually laws about what you can and can't do in regards to others from fb. Fb has left people open for a lot of trouble.
If your friend found out... decides to sue GAG for listing their photo, (while finding it through google search) then there would be legal trouble for GAG. I wonder if any pictures posted here are under GAG's ownership automatically?