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Author Topic: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use  (Read 701 times)

hamradio

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An interesting article...

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A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then using it without permission on a commercial website can be considered fair use.

From: PetaPixel @ https://petapixel.com/2018/07/02/court-rules-copying-photos-found-on-internet-is-fair-use/
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Re: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 09:05 PM »
Comments by and large on the side of the photographer. What are the chances it would the same if this was about a song (writer/company distributing it)?
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Re: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 10:48 PM »
Comments by and large on the side of the photographer. What are the chances it would the same if this was about a song (writer/company distributing it)?
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It should be.  I wonder what this does for the bit with Elon Musk that just came up.