"freedom Of Pamorama" Could Be Lost.

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  1. Hollyberry

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    Barmy.
     
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    It is bonkers, how can the copyright something publicly on view? However, it is apparently already law in some countries.
     
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    So.. if it becomes law.. Google Street view will be taken down ?

    is this why there is no Street view in Germany and Austria and a few other European countries ?
     
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    Blimey - Sir Christopher Wren will be laughing all the way to the bank.

    Oh no hang on a minute, he'd been dead nearly 300 years.

    What utter bollocks - those proposals couldn't be enforced on any practical level.
     
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    Another good reason for leaving the EU
     
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    Good to see you are thinking deeply about the matter...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    Having dug a bit deeper this won't trouble anyone's holiday snaps I think.

    The wording is:

    "On the “freedom of panorama” principle, such as the right to create and share images and photographs of public buildings, the text cautions that the commercial use of such reproductions should require authorization from the rightholder." *

    I suspect this means if you want to sell postcards of the Eiffel Tower you need to pay a fee to Mr Eiffel or whoever owns it. A "panorama" of say the London landscape wouldn't count as it would be impossible to list all the folk who owns the buildings. It would be impractical to expect photographers to pay all the "rightholders" and it would only apply to commercial photographers selling their images.

    It is still largely bonkers but if used sensibly then I don't think it should be a problem even to commercial photographers. Still seems unnecessary.

    * Which can be found here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150615IPR66497/html/EU-copyright-reform-must-balance-rightholders’-and-users’-interests-say-MEPs
     
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    Just to keep this in proportion. The proposal is not forbidding anyone from taking photographs on public land. It is going (if it goes through) to mean that you can’t sell or publish said photographs, according to the links.

    Exactly the same rules that govern the taking of photos on private land here. You can take them, but not sell or publish them without permission of the landowner. That is why google street view cannot go down private roads (or if they do you can get the photos taken down).

    To cite it as a reason to leave the EU I hope was a joke, if not it was certainly scrapping the barrel of reason.

    Dick
     
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    No, it is bonkers and a good reason to leave the EU.
     
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    no it's not. Just ignore barmy regulations like the French do and carry on with your life instead of stressing about nothing.
     
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    Saw it on news a few days ago, a nutty swedish mep amongst others.
    Too much money for bugger all to do.
    The EU is a useless expensive white elephant , they will soon charge us for breathing :swear2:
     
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    Oh no it isn't...


    Oh no they won't...



    JJ :cool:
     
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