Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/18

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Subject: [Leica] "Life" Magazine photo archive hosted by Google
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Tue Nov 18 16:46:00 2008
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The San Jose Mercury News reports this:

"Google releases photos of Life from morgue: Here's good news for
anyone who appreciates the power of a still image. Google is in the
process of putting the entire photographic archives of Life magazine
online. That's about 10 million photos, 97 percent of which have never
been seen by the public. Most, says Google engineer Paco Galanes,
"have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides,
glass plates, etchings, and prints. We're digitizing them so that
everyone can easily experience these fascinating moments in time."
About 20 percent of the collection is online now, accessible both in a
special area and in normal image search results, with the rest to
follow in the next few months. The images will be free to use for
"personal and research purposes" but will be digitally watermarked to
prevent unauthorized or unlicensed commercial uses. "Fine art
photographic prints" are available for a price. "

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Tina Manley <> wrote:
> At 07:26 PM 11/18/2008, you wrote:
>> Tina, you raised the issue and have been politically active. Perhaps
>> someone you know could address these issues?
>> Adam
> Research on Google turns up:
> "One thorny issue has already reached the courts.
> <>Google faces lawsuits from
> publishers and authors that claim it is violating their copyrights and
> overstepping the boundaries of fair use laws. Google has made scanning 
> books
> an "opt out" program for publishers, meaning they must actively tell the
> search company not to scan their books to stay out of the company's Web
> index.
> The Internet Archive only plans to scan books that are in the public domain
> and those that copyright holders have given the green light for scanning.
> Though it has been working on the effort for years, the Internet Archive
> recently jump-started its effort by
> <>introducing the Open Content
> Alliance. Members include Adobe Systems, Columbia University, the European
> Archive, the Biodiversity Heritage Library and Smithsonian Institution
> Libraries."
> Certainly does sound like Orphan Works is already in operation.  Better be
> sure your copyright notice is attached to anything on the internet or it 
> may
> be an unintended participant of Open Content Alliance!!
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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