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Google Earth?

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Google Earth?

Its possible to copy/paste a Google Earth image. Does anybody know if its Ok/legal to use that image in a web site without getting into copyright problems?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Google Earth?

the normal is just a link, no picture.
what I do is a screen grab, past that into Irfanview, crop it as I want then save that,
Normal ones you see on other web sites include the bottom Google line
pierre_pierre
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Re: Google Earth?

this is one of my favourite holiday places
http://www.countryretreatsuk.com/index.php/booking/view/T76M0rx9UWNIJAuW

it doesnt have a map so just got this one by the above method
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With respect pierre, that didn't actually answer my question, I'm sure your holiday location is lovely, but again doesn't help.
I'll be more specific; I would like to include an overhead (Google Earth) shot of my bowls club (its a very clear shot as it happens) in the club website. I'm concerned about tripping up with copyright...do I leave the Google logo on the pic or as pierre says crop it out? It also happens that I have a Google map in a "how to find us" page that uses the same view if selected instead of the map.
The picture in question has a very distinctive one-off feature in that could only appear in the Google Earth shot at the time the shot was taken. So there's little point in trying to claim it was taken privately.
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James
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Suggests otherwise.
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Jim, thank you, the definitive answer...which is "yes"
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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And thank you as well James. I'm not planning to sell any of Google's products or images, which is what I guess your quote refers to.
The purist might say its all a bit ambiguous maybe.
However, I'm going to accept Oldjim's link for my purposes.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Just as a matter of interest, is there a reason why all of my posts in this thread all have the same number of "posts"? surely it should have risen by four!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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The number changes when you make another post - all of them not just the latest one
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Doh!! oop's!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.