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RE: filmscanners: OT: Copyright on Photo's

The only caveat that I would offer is that, in the US at least, if the image
copyright is registered with the copyright office, there are mandatory costs
and fines associated with copyright infringements independent of damages or
consequential losses.  Otherwise I agree with what you have said and the
main thrust of your point with respect to the pragmatics of any legal
actions in cases like those being considered.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Tony Sleep
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:11 AM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Cc: TonySleep@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: OT: Copyright on Photo's

On Fri, 20 Jul 2001 19:44:51 -0600  Frank Nichols

> My question is: "Can I scan them, and display a small picture of them
> eBay for advertising without violating the copyright of the original
> photographer?"

Strictly speaking no, but Sothebys, Christies etc would be out of
if anyone took any notice of this. In UK at least, copyright damages
usually limited to the consequential loss to the copyright holder, and
such instances that is zero. If anything it does their reputation good,
a free ad., so nobody is likely to object.


Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner
& comparisons


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