New Ruling on Photos by the ECJ


Levi

Levi

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#2
Oooh, looks like a nice rule (I'd assume our artwork etc would fall under same rules) if you ignore the potential paper work annoyance. The problem is it's basically not going to be enforceable.....

I do wonder how this will affect websites like facebook that 'take ownership' of any files you upload though.... I wonder if they'll be forced to remove that from their terms and conditions.
 
Stationery Direct

Stationery Direct

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#3
The problem is it's basically not going to be enforceable.....
We have recently started sending out a Solicitor drafted letter to people ripping off images we have created, using them online etc without our permission, along with a £500 fee to cover our costs in protecting our copyright work
and intellectual property.
 
Paul Murray

Paul Murray

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#4
The problem is it's basically not going to be enforceable.....
That's what I thought, the people that would use an image without permission or credit (in the case of fair use) are not going to give a toss about this. I find some of my work scattered all over the place. Apparently if something's on Tumblr then there's an unwritten rule that it must be free to use. Some sites operating out of India and Russia are using one of my logos, passing it off as their own work in their portfolio, along with probably a lot of other people's work. Repeated attempts to ask them to remove it just fell on deaf ears, as I knew they would. The law just doesn't apply.
 
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