Is it considered non-commercial use to use photos from a hotel website on a blog, need to promote images with describing them?

Asked about 1 year ago - Hanover, MD

For example Marriott Hotels, states you can use their images for personal non-commercial use. On the internet, the use of images with descriptions of location is highly important. Because I need a large number of images to make my point, and compare hotels. I have no time to go to each company to request images. This is because of time dead-lines set to end the project on the blog. What I'm doing is more like publicity, but I need their images to make the point, such as showing the images of their pool areas, restaurants, fitness centers, rooms, etc.., so visitors on my blog, can see why they should visit that hotels website for more information.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Daniel Nathan Ballard

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . See my response to your identical question posted previously.

    The above is general information ONLY and is not legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and... more
  2. Bruce E. Burdick


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Please try not to duplicate posts.

    I am not your lawyer and you are not my client. Free advice here is without recourse and any reliance thereupon is... more
  3. Brian Kenneth Dinicola

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . While I have not taken the time to review Daniel's most recent question, fair use of photo questions on blogs and websites is a recurring theme.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

27,739 answers this week

2,955 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

27,739 answers this week

2,955 attorneys answering