I have an odd question. Is it legal to use copyrighted images to advertise your business on your own business cards? I personally would think not, but would like to clarify. For instance a gentlemen stopped in our business today giving out cards for his wrap-around sign business (the kind that advertises on vehicles). And on his business card are two clearly ripped off images...you can actually see them on the website:
when all the vehicles are done slideshowing into the frame there comes the image that is on the business card which has a slice of "Isabella and the pot of basil" by john white alexander on the right side and unfortunately i cannot make out who the left portrait is by.
And also one of their main vehicles has spiderman on the truck flinging a web. Wouldn't they have to pay money to display that image on their truck ? Or even display a likeness?
I may be totally in the wrong but my spidey sense says that im hitting a bullseye.