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Sad world we live in where there is a distinction between permitted levels of theft. We should all walk into Tesco's, Morrisons or wherever, help ourselves to a loaf of bread and then argue the point that it had been put on the shelf so therefore I could just take it! I wonder how far we would get with that argument.
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Quote: Sad world we live in where there is a distinction between permitted levels of theft. We should all walk into Tesco's, Morrisons or wherever, help ourselves to a loaf of bread and then argue the point that it had been put on the shelf so therefore I could just take it! I wonder how far we would get with that argument.
The difference is that Tesco's ect are private Property, The internet is public Domain so not quite a good comparison, Leave the food you bought at Tesco's in a public park unattended would be a better comparison. This does not make it right just how it works.
A more pertinent difference is that Tesco is harmed (however slightly in comparison to the thief’s gain, but that gets into controversial Robin Hood territory) in a very concrete way when someone walks out with a stolen loaf of bread, whereas duplicating a digital file does not always harm the creator or owner (for instance in the case of a blogger who wouldn’t in a million years pay even a penny to use the photo).
Sometimes the creator is harmed, of course. That may be so in this case with Gay Lea Foods, or at least Gay Lea Foods should be made to pay after the fact for other reasons.
The comparison is not the difference only the fact that theft is theft whatever way one wishes to dress it up. There are no degrees of theft it is all the same thing whether on a shops shelf, a public car park OR on the internet. If it didn't belong to you in the first place you should not just help yourself! The case of being in 'the public domain' just clouds the issue making something which, 60 years ago, would have been considered unacceptable.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could just put pictures out on the WWW and if someone wanted it they just asked first. Ah well, c'est la vie.
That link refers to USA public domain.
There have always been Levels/Degrees of Theft. My punishment for stealing your car will be very different to the one for stealing your web hosted photo.
nice big logo on yer shots - people nick them and bingo, free world-wide advertising
get lots of nice metadata in them too of course - google likes that kinda thing
some sites are stripping the metadata though... http://petapixel.com/2013/03/14/study-looks-into-whether-photo-websites-play-nic...
flickr seem to be the worst...
faint watermark does the trick... unless you're uploading really dark shots... like I just did on facebook
Quote: What would you do if it was your work ?
(given that I am an amateur not a professional.)
I would move on ....get over it....don't let it take over your life.
I'm sure it's very good but it's only a picture....EPZ members weren't even keen on it.
.....just my opinion... sorry
true, even the Original competition judges thought it was pants, it did'nt even make 3rd place
I think thats why it gets to me a bit that it gets nicked so often, its like owning an old banger of a car that keeps getting stolen because it saves the thieves the cost of a taxi, and the police telling you "Well its an old banger you should be flatters that anyone wants to drive it, so think yourself lucky
the thieves were that desperate"
Well, things just got very interesting.......there have been email exchanges!!!
To be Continued.........( unless we arrive at a confidentiality clause)
But I would say from the progress I've made so far, it is worth pursuing.
Good for you. So glad you have pursued this and hopefully the result will now go in your favour.
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