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Peaches
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      04-15-2006
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...3-6052292.html

Any views? Comments?



 
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Scott W
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      04-15-2006

Peaches wrote:
> 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...3-6052292.html
>
> Any views? Comments?

Not much of a win in that the rag was simply told not to use the photos
in the future, does not look like there were any damages awarded.

Scott

 
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Mxsmanic
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      04-16-2006
Peaches writes:

> 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!


There are far more infringements than actions. Copyrights are
regularly infringed in innumerable ways, but only the most egregious
and damaging infringements usually justify legal action in the minds
of copyright holders.

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Bruce Lewis
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      04-18-2006
"Peaches" <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> 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".


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.

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