Copyright infringement issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Peaches, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Guest

    Hi,
    I'm not a regular in here, but caught some threads that were crossposted
    and became curious, so looked up the subject of copyright and images
    posted in the "public domain" - there are so many successful court actions!
    But found this particular case that some may find pertinant.
    The court ruled in favor of Mr Curry, an ex MTV presenter, after he had
    posted to his website a series of pix of a family holiday. Four of these pix
    were then lifted and used by a gossip mag, Mr Curry sued and won!
    Under the proviso of "some rights reserved" rather than "All rights
    reserved".
    Read it here:
    http://news.com.com/Creative+Commons+license+upheld+by+court/2100-1030_3-6052292.html

    Any views? Comments?
     
    Peaches, Apr 15, 2006
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  2. Peaches

    Bruce Lewis Guest

    Conclusion: Judges still know more about copyright law than your average
    Usenet poster.

    Publishing photos on the web doesn't make them public domain any more
    than any other form of publishing. It's just that copying is easier.
     
    Bruce Lewis, Apr 18, 2006
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