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

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Subject: [Leica] Orphans works bill as seen from abroad
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue May 13 19:23:03 2008
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On May 13, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> 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."

it appears to say, putting it simply and bluntly, "it is OK to steal  
someone's work if it will be used for a "good" (humanitarian)  

would you prefer some other conclusion ?


> 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  
> organizations.
> Every time I read one of these articles brushing off editorial  
> photography as worthless, I get steamed!
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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