- From: Neredbojias <neredbojias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:42:29 -0700
With neither quill nor qualm, Luigi Donatello Asero quothed:
> "Neredbojias" <neredbojias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
> > With neither quill nor qualm, Luigi Donatello Asero quothed:
> > >
> > > "Neredbojias" <neredbojias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
> > > news:MPG.1dbb1e326164a40989940@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > With neither quill nor qualm, Luigi Donatello Asero quothed:
> > > >
> > > > > I know that they should get in touch with me but, unfortunately, I
> > > > > already had problems with that because
> > > > > someone else had used it without getting in touch with me and
> > > a
> > > > > map on another website.
> > > > > The map has been canceled by that site after I have got in touch
> > > them.
> > > >
> > > > Most so-called copyrighted web content isn't. How did *you* acquire
> > > > image?
> > >
> > > Scaiecat Spa Gigi (the name of my one-man business) bought the images.
> > > They were made for Scaiecat Spa Gigi and I have the invoice
> > > and also a statement in Italian which says (approximately)
> > > that they have disposed all the rights to Scaiecat Spa Gigi concerning
> > > images of the "cartine Italia" created by (name of the organisation)
> > > acquired by Scaiecat Spa Gigi. There is also a reference to the
> > > This statement has been sent to me by the organisation which disposed
> > > rights (perhaps cooperative society is the right term in English, I am
> > > sure but that should not play any role as much as it concerns my rights)
> > All that doesn't matter *if* the image is just a simple, basically
> > uncustomized map.
> In my opinion,
> it is customized.
> It even displays motorways
> Even, the statement in Italian seems to suggest that it is customized,
> Then, if it had not been the case, it would have been unusual to talk about
> disposed rights..
> And companies producing Atlas could get in trouble if their Atlas would not
> be copyrighted, would they not?
> Or do you suggest that Atlas are not?
Let me put it this way: if I installed a photo of part of an Atlas map
on my website, -say to indicate the location of the Neredbojias Castle,
how much trouble *would I* get into? If I put up a photo of Pres.
Georgy that Fiorello The Fellah took and copyrighted and "published" on
Yahoo, ditto? And if I included a, say, size-reduced version of your
map in the prospective section of my site tentatively-entitled
"Diminished Wonders of the Western World", would I really worry over
either the ethics or morals of such an insertion *or* its obscure and
Now, if I took your map and tried to sell it, either online or in
hardcopy form, I could be accountable under US statute so-and-so which
loosely states "Do not sell other people's stuff."
> However, if there are lay-ins of little villas dotted
> > around the countryside or something of that nature specifically related
> > to your enterprise, you may have a case.
> Even so, trying to bring legal
> > action into such matters can be pretty futile, especially if you're not
> > willing to spend more than you can possibly gain.
> Of course, I am not interested to spend more money than I can possibly gain.
> But it would be interesting to know why EU and USA are interested in the
> protection of copyrights in China, then...
I do not pretend to know the typical political mind other than that
self-interest is by-and-large its main purpose.
Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
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