...pics I find of products. So I can go on Amazon, eBay and take screenshots of any product on there, with branding and put it on my website? A bit paranoid, don't want to annoy anyone.

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Prestones Premium
My 2¢ worth - A little light reading for you!

<chuckle>

Dennis

Edit: It turns out my 2¢ isn't worth even that! I just noticed Julie's question related to affiliate's use of pictures for products they're promoting. <sigh>

Perhaps it will be of use to someone coming by this thread ;)
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hostelgirl Premium
It will be useful. Am looking into it all so thanks.
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TopAchiever Premium
Great question! Seems you've gotten some quality answers there. Thanks for asking!
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MozoTyce Premium
I have an account with Affiliate Window and one of their merchants has dissallowed the use of right click.
I wrote AW asking what the protocol was and received an email confirming that a screenshot (cropped) was indeed the way they do it and was ok because an affiliate has certain rights to promote the merchants product.
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"Apologies for the difficulty in obtaining the images – we’re an agency working on their behalf and have the same difficulty. Feel free to get round it using your method (no breach of copyright as you’re an affiliate). One method I use is via Firefox as follows – go to their product page - then ‘Tools’ and ‘Page Info’; select ‘Media’ and you’ll then see the /gallery/xxxxxx.jpg which will give you the URL."

Hope that helps.
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BobBarr Premium
That's what makes disabling right-clicks a complete joke in terms of protecting images and content. There are just too many easy ways around it. You would think that the merchant would know better.

For example, say that I want to "steal" hostelgirl's profile image. By right-clicking (or using "Tools -> Page Info', same thing), I get can get a clean copy at its full 480x480 size without the author, rank, or button overlays. A screenshot is smaller (about 240x260) and has all of those overlays present.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is quite informative, thanks for the feedback!
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BobBarr Premium
Use of a company's images is covered in the terms of their Affiliate Agreement.

From Amazon's:
"11. Limited License
Subject to the terms of this Operating Agreement and solely for the limited purposes of advertising Products on, and directing end users to, the Amazon Site in connection with the Program, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to (a) copy and display the Content solely on your site; and (b) use only those of our trademarks and logos that we may make available to you as part of Content (those trademarks and logos, collectively, “Amazon Marks”) solely on your site and in accordance with the Associates Program Trademark Guidelines."

Source: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement/

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Rather than taking a screenshot, I'd suggest doing a right-click on the image and using the "Save Link As..." option to copy the actual image file itself.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is great feedback to, however, if a site has disallowed right-click, what do you suggest then?
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BobBarr Premium
TopAchiever -- In Firefox, I hit the "Alt" key and click on "Tools" in the menu bar at the top of the page. Clicking "Tools" opens a dropdown with an entry for "Page Info". Clicking the "Page Info" entry opens a new pane with 4 tabs (General, Media, Permissions, and Security). The "Media" tab provides you a list of the URL for every image on the page. I've attached a screenshot with your profile image highlighted. A thumbnail of the image shows up near the bottom. You just click on the "Save As..." button and save the image file to your computer.

Sorry, I don't know how you'd do this in other browsers. They should have a similar feature though.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is quite a nifty tool to use in case of emergency! In case of emergency, use tools! :-) Thanks for teaching me something new! May I have your permission to create a tutorial on this?
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BobBarr Premium
TA -- Feel free. I'm just passing along something that I picked up along the way. (Actually, I'd normally use the Firefox extension, Firebug, but I think that might be getting a bit too "geeky" for many WA members.)
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MarionBlack Premium
The equivalent in Chrome is Ctrl+u or Tools==> More Tools==> View Source.
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iceskater20 Premium
Yes, if you are promoting their product I'm sure there would be no reason for them to object!
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