Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Stolen photos
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Wed Dec 10 14:09:49 2008
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Larry, I've been wondering why on earth I got that Liberian check


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lawrence Zeitlin" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Lawrence Zeitlin" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:41 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: Stolen photos

> On Dec 10, 2008, at 3:03 PM, Tina wrote:
>> This showed up on APA this morning:
>> photography.html
>> If we don't figure out some way to permanently attach metadata to
>> photos on the web, and if Orphan Works passes, I'm sure there will be
>> more and more unethical stealing of photos.
> I am shocked, SHOCKED to find evidence of rampant theft on the web!
> As if phishing, identity theft, stolen credit card numbers, and eBay
> scams weren't enough, now it's photo and copyright infringement.
> Years ago, when I was actually making money from writing and
> photography, I was warned by my agent never to post any work of value
> on the web. In fact the small print on the AOL Terms of Service
> actually transfered ownership to AOL for material posted on the site.
> I'm not sure if it still does but it did ten years ago. I learned to
> heed my agent's advice after several instances where material I wrote
> was stolen and republished without attribution or payment. Now I know
> that none of us would ever do that with pictures from the LUG Forum
> but-- if you intend to sell it, don't post it.
> As for me, I'm still waiting for the million dollar check promised me
> by the unjustly imprisoned Liberian Minister of Finance.
> Larry Z
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