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Halachic Ownership of Photos?


I have had photos of 2 gedolim on my wall for several years. I just took them down becuase I wasn’t sure if I need permission to print them.

I didn’t see any copyright on the images on the websites that I probably go the photos from. Is there anything wrong with printing the pictures for my wall (just for perosonal use, not for selling them) from a halachic perspective?

Thanks so much


Thank you for your question.

If the photos were not meant to be sold, and the person didn’t write that it is copyrighted, we can assume that he knows that things can be downloaded from the internet, and he agrees. Therefore you can keep the photos.

Best wishes

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