RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Letter to Bixorama (re: stop telling people to steal our work)
- I'm glad Jeffrey made his protest.
Thank you Jeff!
Lets not forget. Allowing downloading for viewing .. In no way grants
permission to use it in any other fashion.
The fact that they responded appropriately, and so quickly is an indicator
of their knowledge of
Copyright legislation and the "precarious" position they'd put themselves
"Fair use" does not allow people to "re-author" or, in anyway change the
"Fair Use" is extremely limited.
An example would be if it was used with satire. as in comedy.
Even distribution in schools for education or news.. The Creator's copyright
is still guaranteed.
I believe a "hardline" is the most effective tool to use on infringers.
That doesn't mean one must be impolite or abusive.. But firmness with lots
of "legalize" seems to
Get their attention best!
In North America
From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of dmgalpha
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Letter to Bixorama (re: stop telling people to
steal our work)
--- In PanoToolsNG@ <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com,
"Jeffrey S. Martin"
> Here is what I sent to the Bixorama people. I hope that someone else
> :-OQTVR's and
> They're basically giving instructions on how to scrape the web's
> re-author them.You seem to forget that there is a right for the consumer (at least in
the US) called fair use (British and Canadian law have a similar one
called fair dealing, although not identical).
Your rights are not necessarily violated by the fact that somebody
downloads your image and breaks it apart (or even remaps it).
Given that you already give an implicit right to the consumer to
download the image (by putting in the web available for download)
their instructions might not be considered contributory infringement
(the copy is already in the user's machine, all they tell you is where
so if you object to giving away a "secret" perhaps a more friendly
approach will go a longer way that a confrontational.
security via obscurity is never the best solution.
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