Comments on: Proudhon and the Social Media http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/08/16/proudhon-and-the-social-media/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/08/16/proudhon-and-the-social-media/#comment-3517 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:19:21 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=9044#comment-3517 I think we’d be in a sorry position if the courts became the arbiters of aesthetic value. Though aesthetic value isn’t really the point: a picture could be valuable to a news organization simply because it was unique and/or topical. It doesn’t matter. It may or may not be “good” in your eyes, but it’s someone else’s work, and if it’s worth using it, it’s worth acknowledging and (if appropriate) paying for.

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By: Harry Johnston http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/08/16/proudhon-and-the-social-media/#comment-3516 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 02:09:16 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=9044#comment-3516 I've always been doubtful about the application of copyright law to photography.  Are ordinary point-and-click photographs, particularly those taken in public places, really artistic works in the traditional sense?  (Of course the law is clear in this matter; I'm discussing what the law should be, not what it is.)
Artistic photography, where considerable effort must be put into preparation, is clearly well within the proper domain of copyright.  But a snapshot taken in a few seconds in a public place?  I'm doubtful that copyright protection is in the public interest in this case.

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