Posting pics of EF items next to general items for size comparison?

LacyRogue LacyRogue
Are we allowed to post pictures in our reviews of the EF item next to a general, widely used item for size comparison? I am sure I could do it with non-copywrighted or trademarked items like dollar bills and pens, etc, but what about things like a Coca Cola can? An iPhone? Are these not allowed? Thanks!
02/16/2012
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Ansley Ansley
I don't see how it would be infringing on any trademark rights or anything like that. Maybe just turn the can so the logo isn't prominent?
02/16/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I would refrain from using anything where a logo can be seen...big companies can be really touchy about stuff like that. My BF works in film, and is always cautious about what we use and wear when taking photos...
02/16/2012
underHim underHim
i know i love it when people do this it really helps
02/16/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by LacyRogue
Are we allowed to post pictures in our reviews of the EF item next to a general, widely used item for size comparison? I am sure I could do it with non-copywrighted or trademarked items like dollar bills and pens, etc, but what about things like a ... More
Allowed? I encourage it!

Sure, hide any brand images if you want. But these size comparisons are the ones that do me a LOT more good than ANY measurement listed.
02/16/2012
indiglo indiglo
Yep, I have to echo JR. Comparisons with everyday items (that I have in my home already) are most helpful to me. When I do my comparisons like that, I'll try to sometimes turn the product so the name isn't clearly visible, but I'm not sure it's really a big deal. I find those the most helpful, so I hope you will do it!
02/16/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I've honestly never thought about it before. I've taken pictures of things next to things with the brand name showing, but I might try to refrain a bit in the future now.
02/16/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I've been using a DVD that is sold on Eden, so that is unlikely to be a problem. I think a photo of a coke can would likely come under Fair Use, and the worst that would happen is Coca Cola goes all "Rawwr! Cease and desist!" and Eden simply removes the photos. But if they went all over the internet policing every time a Coca Cola can is used in a photo, they'd need to hire a whole department just to do that.
02/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Silverdrop
I've been using a DVD that is sold on Eden, so that is unlikely to be a problem. I think a photo of a coke can would likely come under Fair Use, and the worst that would happen is Coca Cola goes all "Rawwr! Cease and desist!" and Eden ... More
Or just start shutting down porn sites. I've seen more comparisons of a man's penis to a can of coke than I'd care to admit.
02/16/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I always show it next to a pen or pencil because, while you may not have a coke in the fridge, you have SOME writing instrument!
02/16/2012
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
When I was photographing the toys for reviews I used an old CD (from a computer mag) as a background.
02/16/2012
LacyRogue LacyRogue
Thank you for the answers! I appreciate it, as I too would like to see review pics next to general items.
02/21/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I was thinking of this the last time I took a comparison photo for my review! It was the Naughty Secrets body mist. I took a picture of it next to a full sized body mist from Bath & Body Works. I just felt like the right thing to do was to turn the bottle around so the label didn't show even though it's really obvious. I didn't know if it was necessary or not but I think in the future I'll just do it the same way.
02/23/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
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Originally posted by LacyRogue
Are we allowed to post pictures in our reviews of the EF item next to a general, widely used item for size comparison? I am sure I could do it with non-copywrighted or trademarked items like dollar bills and pens, etc, but what about things like a ... More
ive seen people use xbox controllers as a size comparison for things on youtube before without any issues
03/14/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I think it can be very useful, people generally have a better idea of the size of something they use daily then they do raw measurements. Just hide any logos if your concerned about that.
03/17/2012
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