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« on: January 11, 2010, 17:45 »
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I have just seen this at my BigStock front page. It's an interesting list of potential copyright problems.

http://www.bigstockphoto.com/paca/


« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 19:32 »
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That's quite the list! I can see why most of them are on there. I wonder if I made my own stuffed animal if there would still be trouble...

donding

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 19:34 »
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good grief thats alot....are they in turn going to go through their database to check these existing keywords....whats with apple anyway??? I know there are Apple computors but what about apple fruit?? no apple keyword allowed?

KB

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 19:54 »
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Ayers Rock: Religious - not allowed.

Huh.  :-\

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 20:02 »
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Ayers Rock: Religious - not allowed.

Huh.  :-\

That seems fair.  Native American tribes exercise strict control over photos taken on tribal lands in places like Monument Valley and Sky City.  No photos without a permit, and no commercial use without specific permission.  I guess Australian Aboriginals are exercising the same rights over their sacred lands.

donding

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 20:09 »
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What's with the smiley face...there's a bunch right above this text box. Does that mean they can't be used any more on stock sites. There a dozens of variations of smiley faces. Some of their definitions are a bit confusing

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 20:55 »
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Honestly some are hard to understand...  Someone enlight me please!!!

Band Aid ? only as a keyword I guess? Not the image.

Canadian coins?  What's the difference with other coins?  ???

English Pound ?  What's the difference with other coins?  ???

Toyota?  Is a Mazda ok?

Playing cards? As keywords? Not allowed?

Post-It ?  Only as a keyword I guess. Not the image

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 21:04 »
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Marmalade???? (It's a generic 'orange jam' for those not from the UK).

Total waste of time uploading there anyway. Copyright is not much of an issue for an agency that sells so few images.

« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 21:42 »
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Images of the Queen are protected by copyright, which would explain English Pound coins and Canadian coins. 

Makers of playing cards use unique graphics on the back and on a few other cards, like the Ace of Spades.  I had a couple of decks made with my own images on the back to get around that problem.

« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 04:43 »
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canadian government has copywrite over the design of their coins, and have apparently defended it in the past.

There appears to be no iconic photos of uluru (Ayres Rock) on the Shutterstock or Istock so something must have gone down regarding it recently. There are some on Dreamstime and some on Getty images which say "no release but release may be necessary."

eta: http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/permits/uluru-media.html
permit required for commericial photography within the park.

Uluru has been in the news of late regarding tourist climbing the rock and the traditional owners not wanting them to do it because of the religious significance of site.

« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 04:45 by qwerty »

RacePhoto

« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 08:24 »
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There appears to be no iconic photos of uluru (Ayres Rock) on the Shutterstock or Istock so something must have gone down regarding it recently. There are some on Dreamstime and some on Getty images which say "no release but release may be necessary."

eta: http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/permits/uluru-media.html
permit required for commericial photography within the park.

Uluru has been in the news of late regarding tourist climbing the rock and the traditional owners not wanting them to do it because of the religious significance of site.




I believe the creator, whomever or whatever you believe that may be, has the rights to the planet and it's natural rocks. Any copyright probably expired over 65 million years ago.  :D

This is 100% BS! They put up a boundary and call it theirs and now you can't take a picture? Oh wait, it's British rule, we might have expected a stupid policy like this. Don't even get me started with National Trust Sites and their photo regulations. Hint, you can't take pictures at any of them for commercial purposes.

I getting conflicting personal opinions. People who climb on Ayers Rock may have no respect. On the other hand, it's a massive outcropping, not a "rock", it's a mountain! 1/4 mile high and 6 miles in circumference. What next, does someone claim Manhattan Island as an ancient religious site and we can't walk on it?

Anyway, it's A UNESCO World Heritage Site, owned by the state, which is Australia. Take it from there.

« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 11:39 »
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I believe the creator, whomever or whatever you believe that may be, has the rights to the planet and it's natural rocks. Any copyright probably expired over 65 million years ago.  :D

well, i know you cannot use Apple because Apple and Macintosh own it , even though it was actually adam and eve who hold the copyright to "apple", and Mac themselves committed an IP theft by calling it their own  . i tried goggling adam and eve to inform them of this, but i don't think they've updated their computer , or maybe eden's IP (internet provider) has been struck by a worm (argh, bad pun).

also, the Queen on the face of the quid coin and canucks' ought to know better. the crown jewels on her head really belongs to india, africa,etc...  if anyone knows about theft, she would,  :D

also, the sky behind the canadian dollars and other currency, also has an IP (intellectual property) owner.
if i last checked, i don't think , as Race calls it ... the Creator , did not sell his sky RF, so many someone should inform the dudes who print currencies that they too are infringing on someone's IP   ;D

 Race is right...  ..."BS... don't get me started"... ::)

p.s.
i just heard through the grapevine that SPCA and Animal Rights Movement are also coming up with their list. one word "*" that porn sites cannot use, as it's both demeaning to women, and more importantly, insulting to felines. my cats just asked me to witness their petition. ;D ;D
 
« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 11:52 by PERSEUS »

« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010, 15:08 »
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This is 100% BS! They put up a boundary and call it theirs and now you can't take a picture?
You can take pictures, you only can not sell them. Like photos in Disneyland.

« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010, 21:16 »
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I'm not surprised by any of these. Over all they did a really good job of describing what they meant. If you click on "example" under the word Apple you will see that it takes you to a page with an I Mac - so they were obviously talking about the computer company not the fruit.

What's going to be interesting is seeing how much more the list grows as they find other problem words and how they deal with the massive purge they will have to do to meet compliance.

RacePhoto

« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 23:14 »
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This is 100% BS! They put up a boundary and call it theirs and now you can't take a picture?
You can take pictures, you only can not sell them. Like photos in Disneyland.

Sure thing, we can agree. Someone built Disneyland and there are all kinds of trademarked items and copyrighted things there.

Now who built Ayers Rock?  ;D That was the question?


 

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