Copywrite Infringement

By Peerob
Sep 7, 2007
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  1. I have a tiny website using Mrsite for local information and I wanted to put on a couple of small maps of where the village is. I copied a cut out of google map, (crt alt PrtScn) saved it and pasted it into the web site. Someone must have objected and temporarily shut down my web site and deleted the google images.

    I thought it was harmless as it is only linked to local charities etc to help them.

    How could anyone know it was a supposed infringement if i merely 'saved as''?

    Is there anywhere I can get legitimate free maps?
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    You should have had a formal notification about this - maybe by post.
    What country are you in?
  3. Peerob

    Peerob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    The website is now back up with the images deleted and removed from the directory!

    It was only pictures of a couple of roundabouts!! How petty.

    I am in UK
  4. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    I don't think the company would care about you specificaly, but if they don't watch there copyrighted material then it opens the door and sets the standard. Well thats my best guess anyway
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    you have roundabouts - must be in UK?
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    are the maps on good enough to copy, change the colours etc and post on your website?
  7. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Google does provide a way to legally display its maps on your web page. See HERE for more information.
  8. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    Hmm...did u ask? PS: save as and copy+paste are both (c) infrigments.

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