Re: Belgium Atomium building - copyright grab
- On Sat Jul 29 2006 "fierodeval" wrote:
> I viewed this newsSee also:
> http://www.emich.be/fr/2005/09/23/belgiquelaridicule_latomium/ (French)
> The Belgian society of copyright asks for money by publication of any
> photo of the Atomium on the Internet.
Thankfully such nonsense is specifically prohibited in Australia by
s.66 of our Copyright Act. See my "NSW Photographer rights" article
Interestingly, for people in the Excited States, the following URL:
... warns that "even if you are an American and think you are protected
by U.S. copyright law Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 120, you will still
be sued [for publishing photos of the Atomium]."
Maybe so, but looking at all the failed USA building-trademark cases
(see the "Trademark protection" heading in my photo-rights article), it
is extremely unlikely any such suit would get up.
Sigh. Too many lawyers + not enough work = mischief + mayhem.
Blue Mountains Australia