Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/08

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Subject: [Leica] RE: LUG Digest, Vol 29, Issue 364
From: ylshih at (Yin Shih)
Date: Fri Apr 8 12:56:05 2005

Hi Robert -

I live in the US - Northern California to be specific.  I suspect that some
of the schools (this incident was at our local high school) have gotten very
sensitive to copyright issues in the last few years due to the pressures
against them for allowing downloads of music (i.e. Napster) over their
networks.  Hence, I wasn't going to get into an argument with them about the
letter of the copyright law; but rather that they were enforcing where no
rights were actually asserted.

In contrast to this situation, I have been to many professional baseball
(MLB) and football (NFL) events in stadiums in the US where the leagues hold
the copyrights on the game "performance".  In those cases, they assert their
rights more reasonably - i.e. not for commercial use, and you can shoot
photos as you desire for personal use.

-----Original Message-----

Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 13:22:43 -0400
From: "Robert Beaudoin" <>
Subject: [Leica] Taking photos during school play
To: <>

> What country are you living in?  I did take hundreds of photos of my kids
> on stage in various school plays and have never encountered such bizarre >
> rule!  What country are you living in?
>  Best,
>  Robert (Un chevalier sans blason)