Feb. 27th, 2006 @ 11:16 pm (no subject)
Do you have creative works you have made, and would like to maintain control over?

It seems there is a bill before congress to make it so that if someone happens across a work of yours and would like to use it, and they have tried to concact you and failed (how hard do they have to try? stand on the street corner and yell your name?) they can use your works.



Seems kind of sketchy to me.
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Date:February 28th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
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The "theft" issue is basically the same one facing the music and software industries (and probably others). The old model was to produce a work and then collect royalties off that work pretty much forever. That model will be forced to disappear. The artist or engineer will only be able to collect revenue from actual hours of service (if at all)... being paid to develop the code the first time, or live concert performance, or portrait service session. This can only be fought for so long. Virtually any protection scheme can be subverted. Legislation is only effective against wide-scale or otherwise easily detectable theft, which will not solve most photographers woes.