July 20, 2018, 01:14:09 AM

Author Topic: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use  (Read 429 times)

neuroanatomist

  • CR GEEK
  • ***************
  • Posts: 22829
EOS 1D X, EOS M6, lots of lenses
______________________________
Flickr | TDP Profile/Gear List

canon rumors FORUM

Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« on: July 08, 2018, 10:09:27 AM »

MrFotoFool

  • EOS 5DS R
  • ******
  • Posts: 822
  • 5D mkIV
    • HoodFineArt
Re: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 10:35:45 AM »
I read the link. The title of this thread is a bit misleading - it makes it sound like all photos on the internet are up for grabs. This ruling dealt with one specific photo and the judge gave specific reasons why it was considered fair use in this particular instance. However, this ruling could potentially be used to in other cases and thus further reduce photographer rights. I will say, however, in defense of the people who used the photo, that they willingly took it down after the photographer notified them with a cease and desist letter. Even though they willingly cooperated with the photographer, he chose to sue them anyway.

Mt Spokane Photography

  • CR GEEK
  • ***************
  • Posts: 14321
Re: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
I disagree with the ruling.  Advertising for a commercial event is certainly commercial use.  This is a case where judges use their digression rather than follow the letter of the law, and it results in confusion.
It does seem rather silly, given the facts of the case for a lawsuit, and the high costs involved.  It probably cost each party at least $20,000.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »