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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now
show user profile  Garp
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab

"In other words, you've just been royally fucked. ®"




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5/2/2013 1:40:04 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:40:04 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
> "In other words, you've just been royally fucked. ®"

again.
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5/2/2013 1:40:55 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:40:55 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
And just when I was starting to trust governments too. :(

Actually, I wasn't, this news doesn't even slightly surprise me.
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5/2/2013 1:44:55 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:44:55 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
And just when I was starting to trust governments too. :(

Actually, I wasn't, this news doesn't even slightly surprise me... again.

[edit] actually this was a double post. My bad.
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5/2/2013 1:45:29 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:46:40 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
So much hyperbole, seriously blown out of proportion there by The Register.

If your pictures are on Instagram or Facebook under your name, they are hardly orphan works.





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5/2/2013 1:46:04 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:47:30 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
If your pictures are on Instamatic or Facebook under your name, they are hardly orphan works.

I just used that without asking permission as it's clearly not (c) BishBashRoss but is in fact an orphan work as whose to say who originally wrote it or where it came from. It's not watermarked or anything.

Don't expect law to make sense. It's written by the clueless who are pursuaded to act in a certain way by influential lobbyists. Just got to stumble on through as best you can.
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5/2/2013 1:47:38 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:50:36 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
A quick Google will tell you who originally wrote it. I don't think you can copyright a sentence.





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5/2/2013 1:50:10 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:50:10 PM)
show user profile  Garp
What, for example, of all the work posted here (a lot of it from other countries)?
MF is hosted in the UK and most pictures don't have explicit copyright, whether in the image or as metadata.




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5/2/2013 1:51:20 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:54:23 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
Wouldn't worry about it. There won't be a UK for much longer if Scotland gives the incompetocracy the finger & joins the Eurozone.
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5/2/2013 1:52:59 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:52:59 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
MaxForums has it's own law.

If anyone fucks with us we send Doc Jim and Bolts around with a 12 inch plastic whale.

Capiché?
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5/2/2013 1:53:29 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:53:29 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
That work belongs to it's creators. This law specifically refers to orphan works, where the original creator cannot be found.





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5/2/2013 1:53:44 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:53:44 PM)
show user profile  Garp
the user only needs to perform a "diligent search".

That's the kind of sentence that can mean anything.




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5/2/2013 1:57:20 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 1:57:20 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
nope. it means law firms make money by advising people that that sentence can mean just about anything.

and then they get to make even more money by interpreting said ambiguous legislation however they like for it to all eventually boil down to regular IP law. If someone can prove they own something and you use it without permission & they've asked you not to & can show this, they've got a case, if not, "I thought it was an orphan work m'lud" now seems to be a possible 'reasonble excuse' for just using stuff.
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5/2/2013 1:59:56 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 6:38:08 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Yeah you are right Garp and with all these things It may take some time to iron out the kinks.

Not to mention if a company or individual does use your images and you can prove ownership you are entitled to payment at the market rate.





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5/2/2013 2:02:59 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 2:02:59 PM)
show user profile  Garp
An e-petition has already started.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49422

Needs 100,000 sigs to be debated in the House of Commons (whatever that is).
Already 16,000+. People seem to take it rather seriously.




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5/2/2013 2:03:21 PM (last edit: 5/2/2013 2:04:04 PM)
 
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