Pictures of celebrities?

BramHoddssdBramHoddssd Member Posts: 414
On my app can I have pictures of celebrities? I've seen other apps with pictures of presidents and stuff.


  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Member Posts: 3,470
    Very likely to be rejected.
  • BramHoddssdBramHoddssd Member Posts: 414
  • BramHoddssdBramHoddssd Member Posts: 414
    Can i use their names?
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Member Posts: 3,470
    Hell no, not without permission.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    Thread does not deliver :(

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • BackUpAndDownBackUpAndDown Member Posts: 685
    I dunno... South park seems to do it a lot. I doubt they get permission from the celebs.
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Member Posts: 3,470
    They don't use images of the actual celebs. It's also a spoof, which is generally okay, unless you are defaming someone, like the Michael Jackson episode (they renamed him Mr. Jefferson). In my feature film I used the name Johnny Depp, but the character looked nothing like him (was the joke)... generally in comedy it's cool unless you're giving the person a bad rep. If I'd used a photo of Johnny, I'd have been in trouble ;-)
  • gregr209gregr209 Member Posts: 441
    You would have to use images that the person who took the pictures of the celebs gave you permission to use.

    For example the pictures I use of Presidents and Senators in my 2 apps are in the public domain because public funds were used to produce the photos or pictures of paintings.

    Most images of celebs are taken by people trying to sell the photos for money to magazines, it is unlikely the rights of the pictures are free to be used. Older pictures that are out of copyright would be free to use but you have to alway check to make sure the image is in the public domain. Oh and this is different from country to country too.

    If you took your own picture of say President Bush you would be free to use it since A - Bush is a public figure and B - You took the picture.

    Hope that helps.
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