Can I use movie posters for website quizzes?
Is it possible to use an official movie poster to represent an answer option? Can this be considered as a fair use, even if I monetize the website with Google Adsense?
2 attorney answers
The owner of those old movie posters is the studio/producer, and those posters are very likely still protected by copyright, so this idea seems to run afoul of their exclusive right to reproduce and display their own copyrighted images.
It doesn't matter how you'd monetize the use, it's infringement even if it just promotes your site.
Anytime you consider using someone else's IP, see your own IP lawyer first.
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If you reproduce official movie posters without permission, you may be liable for at least copyright infringement.
If you use these posters for commercial purpose, without permission, you may be liable for at least trademark infringement.
You should discuss with an intellectual property attorney in a private consultation.
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