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I'd like to see them collect! Jerry Pete MacKenzie wrote: > > I agree it does seem outrageous. I read about this in Professional > Photographer magazine in the UK. Copyright and patent infringements will be > (already is!?) the new cash cow for lawyers in the 21st century. > > Don't give Exxon any ideas... > > Pete MacKenzie > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > From: Jerry Olson <email@example.com> > > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:53:23 -0500 > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: Epson 1280/ MIS Perpetual Color Ink > > > > 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 > > > > > > > > Pete MacKenzie wrote: > >> > >> Have followed this thread with interest and throw in this analogy as a > >> possible illustration of the insidious effects of the control of copyright > >> that companies are applying. > >> > >> The Eiffel Tower in Paris has long been a favourite subject for photography. > >> If you wish to photograph it commercially you are now limited to making > >> images during the day. The lights that illuminate it during the night were > >> recently replaced with a new and complex system of lighting and the company > >> that made and installed them jealously guards the rights to photograph the > >> effect that they create. As a tourist or amateur you can continue to make > >> night-time pictures of the tower but as a professional you are unlikely to > >> be given those rights. Of course there is nothing to stop you taking > >> commercial pictures of the tower at night - as long as the lights are turned > >> off. > >> > >> See any parallels with the software/profile debate? > >> > >> Pete MacKenzie > >> firstname.lastname@example.org > >> > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.