I just installed a board on my site (currently under construction) and something occurred to me that I thought was worth asking about. Has anyone ever had a problem with users uploading avatar images without respecting the copyright holder of those images? Would I be liable were that to take place?
I know lots of people use popular images from movies and TV as their avatars, but how legal is that? Since my avatar folder is empty, I did a web search looking for sets to download to the gallery, and found some images claiming to be "free" featuring characters from the original Star Trek series. Surely, those images have to be copyrighted. I know there are lots of sources for royalty-free photos on the web, but what about avatar sets? Anyone know of a good resource?