Hi Everyone!

I am new here, and the main purpose of joining this community is getting some help. Actually, I am designing a PHP website where I need to fetch US vehicles data into PHP. I have already used this source to get the vehicle's dataset from here https://www.back4app.com/database/back4app/car-make-model-dataset. Still, now my client wants to include images, and according to my team we should consider a source which provides both images and other details dataset into PHP.

I have done much research but unable to find such a source. I also found Teoalida's dataset very useful I am not sure either it provides images or not. Please share car dataset that also includes images in PHP format. I am also thinking to use Kaggle Datasets from here https://www.kaggle.com/datasets but I am not sure about images.

Any suggestions?

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That's a tough one because many images have copyright issues so you have to pay for some rights (along with the images) or build your own. I know folk that just scraped the webs for such images only to learn later with a takedown order from the image owners.

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This just in. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/21/atrocious-congress-crams-language-criminalize-online-streaming-meme-sharing-5500#

It appears the rules are changing.

As The Verge's Makena Kelly reported:

The CASE Act would create a quasi-judicial tribunal of "Copyright Claims Officers" who would work …

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That's a tough one because many images have copyright issues so you have to pay for some rights (along with the images) or build your own. I know folk that just scraped the webs for such images only to learn later with a takedown order from the image owners.

Here's a nod to https://www.google.com/search?&q=open+source+car+images but be sure to read the usage limitations when you look at these.

Thanks. But I also found few sources like Programmable web which is offering imagery APIs. Do you think they can help? Still can face license or copyright issues?

As to the Programmable web, you have to check their use policy. You see some of the copyrights and more called out at https://www.kaggle.com/terms

At https://www.programmableweb.com/terms you see they absolve themselves of this issue and more.

Remember I only bring this up since a few I know didn't listen, got hit with a takedown notice and had to re-do a lot of their site. If they had done their homework up front about all this, maybe they wouldn't have lost all those months of work. Then again one of the lot was in full denial that images could be copyrighted.

This just in. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/21/atrocious-congress-crams-language-criminalize-online-streaming-meme-sharing-5500#

It appears the rules are changing.

As The Verge's Makena Kelly reported:

The CASE Act would create a quasi-judicial tribunal of "Copyright Claims Officers" who would work to resolve infringement claims. As outlined in the bill, copyright holders could be awarded up to $30,000 if they find their creative work being shared online.

Then probably royalty free images or images with creative commons license would work but I am not sure for a dataset.

If you are obtaining a dataset then the supplier should answer what you may use it for. (AKA usage rights.)

This from Wikipedia as we go down the rabbit hole:

Some images may contain trademarked logos incidentally (or purposely if the image is either freely licensed, covered under freedom of panorama, or being too simple to be copyrightable). If this is the case, please tag it with {{trademark}}. Copyrighted elements may also be present in de minimis in photographs, where the copyrighted element is visible but not the focus of the photograph. In such cases, de minimis copyrighted elements do not affect the copyright of the photograph; such a photo may still be licensed freely. For example, a photograph of Times Square can be considered free despite the numerous advertising signs in sight, as these ads are considered to be de minimis.

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Why I posted that is because cars often have trademarked logos. Also because of new laws coming along with the acts I noted above it has become even more complicated. Again some will dismiss this, others will be in other countries so US law does not apply.

-> I can't guess what your final site will be like but have you considered what other sites like cars.com do for car photos? They have some stock ones for many and then take photos of the ones for sale which up until this new law was a non-issue.

You might want to drop an email to Leonard French (see google) and see if he has some input (output?) about these changes.

Remember I take it this is a commercial venture with the goal of monetization and sales. If this is just some personal use database then almost all what I wrote above doesn't apply.

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