Is screenshotting pictures illegal?

No, screenshotting images is not illegal. However, how you use that screenshot could be illegal. If you use, publish, or share copyrighted images without the rights or licenses to that content, you’re infringing on the owner’s copyright and could face legal repercussions. For example, claiming content that you do not own and attempting to make money on it, would be illegal. There are many uses of screenshots that are fair use.

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  1. Rose

    I have a website that is about a TV series that is no longer going on. It is really hard to tell the story without screenshots.

    I always give credit to the show, and am not going to put any of the images on a mug or T-shirt or anything. As far as editing goes, I might crop the pics and son will lighten some of them up but that is as far as it goes.


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