Usage of boxart images - legality?

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#1  Edited By thebeast

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)?

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#3  Edited By McPlated

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

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#4  Edited By Jax

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

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#5  Edited By dillonator

I'll call the cops.  We can find out.

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#6  Edited By SarazinRuin

Sounds Good to me.

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#7  Edited By LouChou
dillonator said:
"I'll call the cops.  We can find out.
"
Hides crack pipe.
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#8  Edited By Djratchet

I would not imagine it being a problem.

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#9  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

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

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#10  Edited By banksrob

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

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#11  Edited By duxup

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.