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BleckCra
2013-10-16 21:45:29
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PICS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
Context of comment:scannerman - I am kind of with you on property and rights - but not with the same enthusiasm. I think your beef is that pic A commands some kind of financial value, so we would want it that only we command that value and not some scuzzy cutpurse.
20 years ago you would have negotiated national advertising usage of a decent 35mm library pic of Slieve Donard for around 300 quids. Today an underwater shot of Atlantis or a man hang gliding off the In Pin will get you a tenner. So there is not a lot to fight over.
Also (and I expect to get a bad bite mark on the bum for this) we are not professional photographers - if we were, we would not be teachers, civil servants, scientists, blah blah, instead - and what turns up on the site, courtesy of the technology, is lo-res in any case. So how much do we really think our work is worth?
Will I be discomfited by someone inching my pics? Maybe. Will I be worse off? Not really.
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