Hi all, Here's a little discussion I'd like to get your opinions on: Recently I was approached to "layout" (by which they really meant design) a 40+ page magazine with front and back cover. I decided to turn down this job for two reasons: 1/ The budget was embarrassingly low. 2/ Should I of gone ahead with the job, I believe we would of been liable for several counts of copyright infringement: The magazine was to be titled by the same name as another popular magazine. They told me they were 'lifting relevant pictures and images from the internet' for use in their magazine. I advised them that it would be in their best interest to rename their magazine to something that is not already in existence. I also informed them that using images from the internet is only ok if you a) Pay for them, b) Be sure to check that they are copyright free or c) Get permission to use them from the copyright holder. Long story short, they basically said that I was completely wrong, told me how many decades they have been in the business, and that they are very much familiar with press laws. I should probably mention that this magazine is to be sold to their subscribers overseas, not that I believe that makes a difference! They went on to say that, their is no magazine of that name in the country which it is to be sold, and that it had been cleared by the Corporate Affairs in the said country before they adopted the name. Apparently, and I quote; "No one can sue anyone else for using the title of a book, an article or a magazine already used by someone because ideas flow and words are not commodities that can be hoarded." With regards to using images from the internet they said: "The internet is a research source. If pictures are lifted from there which do even relate to an individual there is no reason why anybody would want to sue anybody, unless there is a defamatory story to it." So guys, your thoughts?