Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/13

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Subject: [Leica] Orphans works bill as seen from abroad
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Tue May 13 19:14:33 2008
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At 02:52 PM 5/13/2008, you wrote:
>A bit of an international and perhaps more balanced perspective:
>Nathan Wajsman

 From that site:  "Both pieces of US legislation seek to ensure that 
users make a diligent search for copyright owners before using work 
claimed to be orphaned, and pay them reasonable compensation if they 
surface, unless the use is for scholarly, charitable, religious or 
educational purposes."

This is what I do not understand.  Why should works used for those 
purposes be exempt from reasonable compensation!!!!?????  That would 
exempt all of the work I do - all work for textbook and publishing 
companies, all work for non-profits, all work for any religious 

Every time I read one of these articles brushing off editorial 
photography as worthless, I get steamed!


Tina Manley 

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