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    If we are creating a website and we would like visitors to click on a social media icon or a document download icon, should we create our own versions in Photoshop or is there an faster way to add them to the website?

    I want to see if I can use the MS Word, Adobe PDF and Twitter icon for the website.

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    If you design your own, you run no risk whatsoever of copyright infringement. If you don't, then you run that risk...unless you can prove that you downloaded it from an icon site and followed its licensing rules. You probably can use those icons, in particular the Twitter one...but I can't say for sure.

    The best thing you can do is ask the companies involved. They often have icons specifically for web use (e.g. credit card companies have logos for web use only, with specific placement rules).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 249970, member: 428

    The best thing you can do is ask the companies involved. They often have icons specifically for web use (e.g. credit card companies have logos for web use only, with specific placement rules).

    Yeah he is right, there are icons that are free to use, but if you want to avoid copyright infringement, it is better to design your own icons.

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