Does anyone know if there are photographs of Hornby and Bachmann rolling stock on the web that can be used by individuals? For example to put a picture of a recently purchased model here or on another forum.
I may want to use photographs of models that I don't actually own but it would only be to illustrate something and not in any way commercial. I think I will send a couple of e-mails off to Bachmann and Hornby, just to be on the safe side.
Thanks for your replies.
All images are copyright and require consent for their use unless the owner has put them into the public domain.
Doug has to be right here. If an image is used for promotion of a product or service then it would be unlikely that their owner would sue for breach of copyright. If it is to be used to show a product up in bad light then that would be an entirely different story.
From the point of view of web based publishing this is certainly one area where it is useful to have the support of the manufacturer.
Very often of course your own images can be better than those of the manufacturer!
There are very often technical considerations for this though such as the speed of a download which in the commercial world has to be quick. In a forum such as Model Rail Forum they can take as long as they like as forum members tend to be rather more patient when viewing a forum!
This is probably less of an issue than it was with so many people using broadband these days.
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