Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LUG web space project
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 07:34:46 +0200

It's certainly a fine idea and generous offer, Francesco. On the other side
you are international known as responsible for copyright violations,
including a recent USD 3.74 compensation for Playboy.

No matter whether you placed the stolen pix yourself - you earned money with
them, porns included. 

1. I don't feel it sensitive to position LUG pictures on a near-porn,
ex-porn, or "model"-server.

2. I'm afraid, that all LUG pictures, (available) originals included, will
be confiscated, when the next uploads copyright protected pictures on your

Your current invitation at <> from June 14,
1998, 12 h, says:

                    Looking for Asian girls? We have over 3
                    gigabytes of the best Asian models in our Asian

No so far from your 1996 beginning, isn't it ? 

I'd suggest, that LUG members show their pictures on "independent" servers,
who offer between 6 MB and 11 MB free web space per user, i.e. at


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At 14:15 16.06.1998 -0700, you wrote:
>I have received lots of support for my idea of providing
>a website for LUGgers and their Leica images.  Let's
>get busy and make this happen......
>First thing.......a name for the site.  Any ideas?
>Here are some examples.......
>Any of the above sound good?  I am sure we can come up with
>something more creative.....I just made those up in a minute.
>Second.....getting images to me.  First way would be to mail me slides
>so I can scan them for you on my equipment (probably the best idea).
>Another option would be to email or ftp me a JPG or PSD file.  This is
>fine too, but only if you have a good enough scanner.  Actually, I'd prefer
>to scan the slides/negs myself to ensure consistent quality throughout
>the site.  
>Any more ideas?

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Alfred Breull