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Re: copyright?? on library photos

In a message dated 03/08/2001 11:26:54 AM Central Standard Time, 
ranbl@netsync.net writes:

<<   I would like to hear from
 those that have posted pictures of plants devloped or hybridized by someone
 other than themself.  Show me the justification for using those plants as
 subjects with out permission of the originator.
 Ran >>

Ran if you sell an object-lets say a plant, then ownership has transferred 
from you to the person who has paid for it.

Secondly, an image of an object is NOT the same thing as the object. Unless 
its a slogan or logo.

It comes down to fair compensation for use, a good picture takes work and 
time and expense. Just as growing a good Hosta. 
I think most people are happy to share their pictures but feel put off when 
it is assumed that that they can be just taken.

Like Chick said it costs a bit of money to produce a picture for a commercial 
web site and when some one comes along and steals them after you have spent 
$1,000 on the camera and software and all the time it takes to crop the 
picture and to fit it into a web page and then up load it, Its just not right 
for your competition to come along and not have to spend a dime and the time 
to "have" those pictures.

This form of theft is enough to prevent one from going that extra mile to 
produce as good a presentation or produce as you would like-who wants to 
spend a couple hundred hours working on something that some cracker would 
steal in 10 minuets.

Just not right.

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