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Windows 7: Image theft is piracy too

07 Apr 2010   #51
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Just another angle, how many peoples avatars which aren't custom made - would fall under the 'infringement' category?
Astute point
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08 Apr 2010   #52
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
I'll probably get into trouble for posting this but whilst the forum frowns strongly on software, movie and music piracy I notice nothing is said about copyright theft of still images, both as images posted on the boards and for a fair number of themes and customisations.

What are your views on this?
I've been involved in discussions like this on other forums in the past. It's actually perfectly legal under the internet "fair use" laws. So long as you're not making monetary gain from it, it's perfectly legal to reproduce images u find.

Also, if people are that intent on keeping their images from being downloaded, all they have to do is disable the right click. It's a very simple java code.
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08 Apr 2010   #53
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Valor D View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
I'll probably get into trouble for posting this but whilst the forum frowns strongly on software, movie and music piracy I notice nothing is said about copyright theft of still images, both as images posted on the boards and for a fair number of themes and customisations.

What are your views on this?
I've been involved in discussions like this on other forums in the past. It's actually perfectly legal under the internet "fair use" laws. So long as you're not making monetary gain from it, it's perfectly legal to reproduce images u find.

Also, if people are that intent on keeping their images from being downloaded, all they have to do is disable the right click. It's a very simple java code.

soooooooo easy to get around that.
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08 Apr 2010   #54
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

About the only time that I can see that image protection is called for, is like when thumbnails are provided for art print sales, like on eBay, but they have other methods to protect them. Either they watermark the print to make it undesirable to simply copy, or I have seen where that they did something that caused the resolution to go awry, so that when copying a print it becomes blurry or pixelated. In circumstances such as this, there is a financial consideration involved, but by far, the majority of images on the internet are not for sale. Unless the images were personal photos, I don't understand the need to protect them. If there was some other reason someone didn't want them copied, they shouldn't put them on the internet.
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08 Apr 2010   #55
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverZero89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Valor D View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
I'll probably get into trouble for posting this but whilst the forum frowns strongly on software, movie and music piracy I notice nothing is said about copyright theft of still images, both as images posted on the boards and for a fair number of themes and customisations.

What are your views on this?
I've been involved in discussions like this on other forums in the past. It's actually perfectly legal under the internet "fair use" laws. So long as you're not making monetary gain from it, it's perfectly legal to reproduce images u find.

Also, if people are that intent on keeping their images from being downloaded, all they have to do is disable the right click. It's a very simple java code.

soooooooo easy to get around that.
not really the point though is it? if you have to actively work around it, you know the owner doesn't want them being copied, so you know your acting illegaly,
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08 Apr 2010   #56
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Valor D View Post

I've been involved in discussions like this on other forums in the past. It's actually perfectly legal under the internet "fair use" laws. So long as you're not making monetary gain from it, it's perfectly legal to reproduce images u find.

Also, if people are that intent on keeping their images from being downloaded, all they have to do is disable the right click. It's a very simple java code.

soooooooo easy to get around that.
not really the point though is it? if you have to actively work around it, you know the owner doesn't want them being copied, so you know your acting illegaly,
This is true but if you're like me if you want to copy an image you just drag and drop it onto your desktop (I'm a Mac user at heart) and you don't even bother with right clicking most of the time then it really is too easy to get round.

The only foolproof way to prevent copy protection (without using print screen) is to embed your image into a flash applet.

Oli
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08 Apr 2010   #57
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

or, like i said before, just don't put them up on the public internet. key word being public.
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08 Apr 2010   #58
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverZero89 View Post
or, like i said before, just don't put them up on the public internet. key word being public.
shops are open to the public, would you walk in and take a picture from their walls? a bit of an extreme example but i think you can see my point
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08 Apr 2010   #59
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There are different ways in which the word public is used. Actually, a shop is not public, even though the public may enter, therefore public domain doesn't apply. On the other hand, a billboard is in public domain, and anyone can take a photograph as they please, however that doesn't necessarily mean that it could be used for financial gain. That would be something for a court to decide, if it ever got that far.
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08 Apr 2010   #60
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverZero89 View Post
or, like i said before, just don't put them up on the public internet. key word being public.
shops are open to the public, would you walk in and take a picture from their walls? a bit of an extreme example but i think you can see my point
but when on the internet you do a "copy" and paste, not a "rip off the original from the owner" and paste. more akin to the quote below. where you just pop in and take a pic and whatever you wanted to see, so you're not really stealing anything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There are different ways in which the word public is used. Actually, a shop is not public, even though the public may enter, therefore public domain doesn't apply. On the other hand, a billboard is in public domain, and anyone can take a photograph as they please, however that doesn't necessarily mean that it could be used for financial gain. That would be something for a court to decide, if it ever got that far.
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