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    i've seen some sites share some small images. nothing like a logo or anything.

    a friend of mine told me that if you see an image on a site, as long as you modify it somehow then it is ok to use.

    im trying to make a site, and i did a google search for some pics that i want to collage to use for the banner--nothing special.

    is it legal to use these pics?
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    No. The image is still intelectual property of the site.

    I think there's a law that says something like if it's at least 30% different, then it's not considered the same image. But that's 30% CHANGE to the original, so adding a background to it wouldn't count.
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    that seems kinda flimys. what constitutes 30%?
    30% of the pixels being different are different colors?
    so if i flip it horizontally then most likely i will get a 30% difference
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    There's another way to look at it. If you're not going to make a hugely popular money making site out of images you found on the internet, then I doubt the owner will come after you. Legal? No. But Of course, you could always email the owner and ask permission.

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