Upload & Sell: Off
| p.4 #10 · Photo Use Infringment ... ?? copywrite copyright |
It looks like I was right all along and the litigation happy mentality that so many fourmites endlessly go on with is the load of bollocks I thought it to be, even in Lawyer happy USA. The laws may be different there but not so much that reality and financial considerations are at odds with what they are here.
I was only moments ago reading a thread on another site where someone asked about doing something for purely personal use that to the letter of the law MAY infringe a company's copyright and there was a flood of the usual " You'll get sued" BS that every question on a forum seems to get.
I doubt said company is firstly going to come checking what everyone with PS and a printer gave grandma for Christmas and then sue the kids that made it for her for copyright breach. Of course going by forum responses, thats exactly what one would expect after reading them!
I can't figure out how some people take the risk of driving their cars into town the way they go on!
The other thing I don't understand is why these sites like flickermug are so popular?
It's so easy to get your own site and put software on it that does the same thing. Sure, it may require some effort and a modicum more time, but there is certainly less fees and royalties to pay, ( as I understand them) your not risking your rights in anywhere near the same manner, and as far as print sales go, it seems to me the majority of people are not making so many sales with a little effort they couldn't handle them themselves.
From what I understand of one guy here that would be doing more than anyone else, he runs all his own site and does his own sales and distribution. If he can do it at his level, I genuinely don't know what problems other people run into.
I tend to agree, if you don't want it stolen, don't put it on the web.
I know I don't!