View Full Version : Coupons and screenshots

05-18-2011, 02:25 AM

I have a website where I want to give users the opportunity to share coupon codes, similar to retailmenot. Am I allowed to publish coupons without the authorization from the creator (the store/webservice) of the coupon? And are couponsites like retailmenot allowed to publish screenshots from online stores without their permission?

05-18-2011, 06:02 AM
You're entering a very crowded field, but no, you don't need permission, it is all covered under fair use.

05-19-2011, 05:34 AM
Yes, I know it's a crowded field, but I'll give it a try:) But as I'm living in Europe, does the "fair use" rule apply to me, or is it the law in my country that counts, even if the screenshot is of a store that is located in the US?

05-24-2011, 06:09 PM
For international issues, it depends, on treaties and whatnot. Generally most countries have similar laws though on this. I would double check EU laws though.

02-14-2012, 12:15 AM
Check EU laws is good for you. I think you should get more information from your country about this.