Q: Looking to use photo memes in a free video game. Is this breaking any laws?
A: Possibly. Did you take the photo and create the meme? If not, someone else probably had a copyright interest in the image. If you use it without their permission or a valid license, you could be liable for copyright infringement. Making money is not a requirement for copyright infringement. Additionally, if you use photos of people, you could also be liable for misappropriation of likeness or infringing upon someone's right of publicity, depending on your state's laws.
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