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I doubt this would stand in any court in the free world.

How can you copyright the lighting of a monument?  

Jer



Peter Tattersall wrote:
> 
> On Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 04:53  PM, Jerry Olson wrote:
> 
> > And there's nothing from stopping professional photographers from taking
> > a photo of the tower at night, either. I'd be Damned if I'd pay anything
> > to anybody to photograph a national monument! Not a dime! That's almost
> > like Exxon claiming ownership of the sun and adding a $25 fee on your
> > monthly utility bill.
> >
> > Jerry
> 
>  From the Official Eiffel Tower Website FAQ page (http://www.tour-
> eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/pratique/faq/index.html):
> 
> "There are no restrictions on publishing a picture of the Tower by day.
> Photos taken at night when the lights are aglow are subjected to
> copyright laws, and fees for the right to publish must be paid to the
> SNTE."
> 
> If you take a picture for your own use, you're OK, but expect a
> copyright fight if you shoot for commercial purposes.
> 
> As for it being a national monument, it's actually owned by the City of
> Paris rather than France itself, so I suppose you could argue that it
> isn't a National monument at all - though it is the most well-known
> monument in the world, according to the web site. Again from the FAQ:
> 
> "The Tower belongs to the city of Paris, which contracted the operations
> to a limited company, the Société Nouvelle d'Exploitation de la Tour
> Eiffel (SNTE)."
> and
> "... the operating company, the Société Nouvelle d'Exploitation de la
> Tour Eiffel, gives the majority of its benefits from revenues back to
> the city of Paris."
> 
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