One quick copywrite question. If sample pictures came with my new laptop in the

@anawar (2406)
United States
May 30, 2008 1:26pm CST
'my pictures' folder under 'my documents', are they my pictures to use and upload or are they copywrited photos? I can be really dumb. If this is another one of my "I am an idiot" questions, please be kind. LOL
4 responses
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
Normally I'd agree with the others because what they said makes perfect sense and is what I used to think about those images BUT...I tried uploading one for my myspace default photo and it was rejected for going against the myspace guidelines. So I can't say for sure that they are copywrited, it might just be a myspace policy, but be careful if you try to use them anywhere.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
foxyfire_ Ah! you killed me. I almost decided it would be safe to use them. It's hard to say why myspace rejected them, I don't use myspace. Now I don't know what to do! Why did they put the pictures on my computer if I can't use them? And if I can't use them, wouldn't it have been nice if they left me a little note? GGRRR
@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
In a way, it's a good thing. At least if we're not allowed to use them, the 'computer' senses the copywrite stamp and won't accept them. That way, we won't be going to jail. It's tempting to try and see what happens? There's only one or two pictures that are good enough to upload anyhow. Maybe it's not worth it. Oh here I go, back and forth again in my mind. It's 12:30am here and I need to sleep even if I don't want to. I'll check back in the morning and see if anyone else wants to answer my dumb question. Maybe we'll all learn something. Or maybe I won't wake up tomorrow and I'm wasting what little time I have left, worrying.
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
30 May 08
If it came with your computer, it probably came with other people's computers too which would make it a public domain photo which should be able to be used by you too.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
whiteheron_ that makes sense to me. I was thinking along those same lines but I wanted to see what others thought. So far, so good.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 May 08
I am pretty sure that they are not copyrighted photos. They would not put copyright protected photos on your computer. Feel free to use them.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
lilybug_ Thanks for giving it to me gently. I worry way too much sometimes.
@getnbuy (1314)
• United States
30 May 08
I don't think they would put them in your computer if you culdn't use them. I've always used them.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
31 May 08
That's what I think as well. If you used them, I'll use them. I don't think any of the pics are that remarkable anyhow.