Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/07/28

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Subject: [Leica] Rights to Olympic Photos
From: gerry.walden at (Gerry Walden)
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:27:19 +0100
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This Olympic committee and the British government have gone power mad. The 
ban on the use of words and images relating in any way to the Olympics is 
now written in to UK legislation which means it is now a criminal offence 
not a civil one. It is no longer enforcement of copyright but a mater of 
breaking criminal law enforceable with heavy fines and even prison 
sentences. There is a force of 240 law enforcement officers plus the police 
executing entry warrants etc. enforcing this law. Here in the UK we have 
strong links with Greece (after all the Queen is married to a member of the 
Greek royal family!) so there is a large (ish) Greek population who have 
been here many, many years and yet long standing "Olympic Restaurants', 
'Olympic Breakfasts' etc. have had to change their names.

In the words of one quote "The absurd has become the normal" - I am so 
pleased I ilve in a 'free' society (sic)!


Gerry Walden
+44 (0)23 8046 3076 or
+44 (0)797 287 7932

On 28 Jul 2012, at 23:52, Tina Manley wrote:

> Quite a controversy going on over rights to Olympic photos.  I'm surprised
> at Alamy CEO James West's strong stand on this:
> It's good to see somebody standing up for reason!
> Tina
> -- 
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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