#1 Posted by TheBeast (1931 posts) -

If we want to upload boxart for games, is it legal to use sources such as retailers?
Do these images legally belong to that retailer, or to the game developer (in which case I assume it is available for usage as long as it is in reference to the game)?

#2 Posted by elliooo (293 posts) -

Boxart is used to advertise a game on the shelves, and encourage people to buy it - to this extent, it's legal to use boxart wherever you find it. Retailers do not own the rights to it, and the publishers/developers want the boxart to get as much exposure as possible, so you're free to upload boxart.

#3 Posted by McPlated (133 posts) -

Fair use doctrine should usually slip slide any issues with using box art images from various sources.

#4 Posted by Jax (461 posts) -

Also... what's legal online anymore anyways? Pfft. Lmao.

#5 Posted by dillonator (145 posts) -

I'll call the cops.  We can find out.

#6 Posted by SarazinRuin (157 posts) -

Sounds Good to me.

#7 Posted by LouChou (458 posts) -
dillonator said:
"I'll call the cops.  We can find out.
Hides crack pipe.
#8 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

I would not imagine it being a problem.

#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14423 posts) -

As long as its not watermarked, it'll come under fair use laws.

#10 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

it should be fine gawd i copy pictures of any site not like it really matters

#11 Posted by duxup (354 posts) -

The companies that own them might worry if you're making money off of them, but I'm sure they wouldn't bite the hand that feeds them and come down on game news and info sites for using them.