Copyright infringement issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' 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

    Scott W Guest

    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 license upheld by court/2100-1030_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
     
    Scott W, Apr 15, 2006
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  3. Peaches

    Mxsmanic Guest

    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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    Mxsmanic, Apr 16, 2006
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  4. Peaches

    Bruce Lewis Guest

    "Peaches" <> 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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    photos for your family or group.
     
    Bruce Lewis, Apr 18, 2006
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