I really appreciate questions with images, because they often help to specify what is being asked and pep up long text passages.
But what are the rules for adding images of movie scenes
- taken as a screenshot from bluray/dvd/etc
- taken from official trailers
- taken from other pages (blogs, imdb, ...)
Copyright law is an awfully large and complex field and I am really not sure what is legal and what's not anymore.
Assuming it is ok to screenshot movie scenes, is it still ok to take screenshotted material from other sites? I doubt they have any right on those images, do they?
Also, do the same rules apply to everyone in the same way on Stackexchange, no matter where they are from? I know in the USA there is a thing called "fair use", but I am not sure we have something like this here in Germany.
Can I be hold responsible for copyright violations here on SE or is SE responsible as a "hoster" of some sort.
I hope someone can clear this up, I wouldn't be too happy if one day I get a bunch of cease-and-desist orders in the mail one day. (the lawyers here really like those)