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Re: copyright?? on library photos//for profit

Thank you Dan!!!

Dan Nelson wrote:
> Profiting from someone else's property without permission and/or
> compensation is obliviously wrong. The fact that it is difficult to
> prosecute the violator and to show that you suffered an actual
> financial loss does not make the theft of property right.
> Nurseries that steal their competitors plant photos just because they
> can are not very good places to spend your money in my opinion.
> Who can tell what other shady practices they might also be able to
> justify. Photo theft is probably just the tip of the iceberg in most
> cases.
> Over and above the law should be people's personal conscience. If
> someone has made it known that they don't want others to use their
> photos then good people will honor their request. Bad people will
> ignore their request.
> Who do you want to buy plants from?
> If there is not a profit motive I don't see much wrong with borrowing
> text, photos etc. from the internet. It is my understanding that the
> owner would have to show financial loss to ever recover money in a
> court of law. Private use most likely is doing nothing more than
> promoting hosta growing.
> Dan

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