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I want to put together an online Christmas and January sales brochure.

If you do this without the copyright owner’s permission, it may land you in hot water.

Copyright amongst other things protects the images and photographs in other people’s websites.

You should not copy the images (in whole or substantial form) without the copyright owner’s consent. “Substantial” can be measured both in terms of the quantity and the quality of the part taken. So, even if you were to take a small proportion of the images, if that part taken is fundamental, this could still mean that you are infringing copyright.

Look out for copyright notices on the websites that you visit. These will often set out what you can and can’t do with the material on that site.


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