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Discussion in 'Web Design Forum' started by John83, May 12, 2011.

  1. John83

    John83 New Member


    I recently took some very sound advice from this website (see 'any good books thread' and decided to start web design from stratch and build using notepad and not dreamweaver. This was a great piece of advice and over the past 2 months or so Ive learnt so much and am now building website using just coding (i'll post a link up to a website so people can take a look and let me know what you think)

    but anyway, the real question I want to ask is this:
    I am currently redesigning a clients website, I would like to know where I stand with the image and type rights?. From what the client has told me he bought the images of something like i-stock and gave the jpegs to the high street store who built it. The text is solely of the customer which is used on the current site
    Am I ok to use these images and text in the redesign? I have changed the format/design as its not going live until his lease is up in october later this year.
    Any advice is always sound on this forum and greatly appreciated
  2. Sogo7

    Sogo7 New Member

    You have to take the client at thier word, it's up to them to prove original ownership or permission to use the images if challenged by third parties. Remember you are just building the site and not it's actual owner.

    A tailor who making a suit can hardly be held accountable if the client has provided them with stolen cloth
  3. Victorious

    Victorious New Member

    Yeh I agree with that as long as it is client provided you shouldnt worry as regards the type (I'm guessing you talking about fonts) just to be safe use fontsquirrel or typekit and problem is solved.
  4. kathygreen

    kathygreen New Member


    I would totally agree with the above comments as well, if the client provides the images....its his responsibility as to what he provides...but if he has got it from istock...it should be fine.

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