If I have a online website and want to sell a manufacturer’s products, can I copy the product’s images/description directly from its website and paste it into mine?

Asked on June 30, 2014 under Business Law, New York

Answers:

Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Well, here is a case where "asking for forgiveness is better than asking for permission" is NOT true. This is a classic example where you will simply want to ask for written permisison to use the images on your website. The penalties for copyright infringement are significant.

Shawn Jackson California Business Development Attorney 


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