Documentary Copyright Question | Using Content From Dating Sites
by Vince Coleman
Question: Can I use profile pictures and text from dating websites such as OKCupid without consent in an informational (not-for-profit) documentary?
Law Office of Jaia Thomas | Answer
OKCupid users may not use personal information about other users of the website for any reason without that user’s express prior consent.
In contrast, while Zoosk users may only use the website for personal use and not in connection with any commercial endeavors, they also may not “copy, transfer, create any derivative works from, distribute, reproduce or show in any manner any copyrighted or trademarked or other proprietary information or materials, including any User Content posted by other users, without the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.”
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