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Re: Intellectual Property
How is this relevant to killies?
On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 11:30:22PM -0400, Tony Terceira wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is it possible that people do not understand the issues of
> intellectual property and copyright ? I have seen so many photographs
> located all over the web which do not belong to the site holder. I have
> visited numerous Yahoo type albums of photographs and have been amazed at
> the plethora of photos which belong to other people and yet are displayed
> on a site.
> Photos which clearly are copyrighted, photos which clearly
> contain the author's name , and yet they all appear without any concern for
> the rights of the property owners. Is is possible that people believe that
> if they copy a photo and leave the copyright logo and authors name on the
> photos that they have the right to use the photo in any way they wish??
> Has the ease of moving and copying intellectual property
> become so easy that people using the web believe that the material on the
> web is in the public domain and belongs to anyone who stops buy a site?
> Perhaps people think that the owners of intellectual
> property should feel proud that their material was chosen to be stolen. I
> do not think most people would mind allowing some of their work to appear
> in print, but it would certainly be nice to ask if permission is available.
> Just because technology has made stealing easy , it has
> not made it legal. One has no rights to another person's intellectual
> property regardless of the intended use. Why is it so difficult
> to understand this simply idea?????
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