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AW: Copyright, courtesy and ...
These copyright issues are a real problem In the US, you are having an
additional problem whcih we do not have in Germany. You stated it:
> The AKA and most of the folks posting copyright fish pictures are in no
> position to really enforce their rights under the law as it now stands. I
> cringe whenever I hear someone claiming a "right" that would cost a
> half-million dollars to defend, with the outcome highly questionable in
> modern courts.
> Violating copyright is not a crime. It is a civil tort and the state will
> not take action to prosecute violators, AFAIK. Owning a copyright is
> merely a license to sue, but the burden of proof is on you to prove
> ownership and the violation and the extent of the damage. Large corporate
> interests have found that it pays to make that process too expensive for
> most, so they have.
This is generally a problem of your justice system which makes it almost
impossible for an individual to sue a large company in a civil matter. In
Germany, you could sue withoug getting involved in huge costs.
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