Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/15[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Rob McElroy writes: > What do you think? I think that the pendulum long ago moved too far in the direction of greedy and selfish copyright holders and similar wannabes who see every photograph as an opportunity to dip into some non-existent pot of gold. It's unfortunate that the freedom of speech is being relinquished so willingly and rapidly by society in favor of short-term "security" and especially profit, but that is a natural tendency of affluent societies, and it is hard to stop. I'd personally settle for far less "protection" of copyrights and allied rights in exchange for a much greater freedom of expression. > If photographers can now legally photograph and sell > images of an architect's creation, shouldn't that > apply to trees also? Trees are not subject to copyright or trademark, anyway, no matter what some parties with their minds clouded by greed may seem to think.