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A new law going the British Parliament is going to make it almost risk-free to steal photographs. Since the internet knows no borders, photographers all over the world could have their work "taken" legally. Read more about this act of stupidity here
If you live in the United Kingdom sign the petition near the bottom of the article.
there are a couple of epithets I could throw in here - but this was out days ago. Someone needs to READ the bill before screaming and shouting, jumping up and down about what might come to pass - the only thing for certain - death and for sure they will be raising our taxes. Certainly seems to me there are more important topics for Parliament or even our Congress to work on than this.
We need more sales, in order to pay our taxes, to help the world economy, so they can hire more officials in the Copyright Law Dept., to chase down and prosecute the copyright offenders
of our stolen work, :)))
It's good that a circle can be drawn, right to left or left to right !
"Someone needs to READ the bill before screaming and shouting"
I agree, otherwise by misrepresenting it, it will only spread the false information ( and another excuse for those who think it's ok to use copyrighted work as they see fit ) that it might be / become legal to use copyrighted work and that it is applicable to all copyrighted work by default. But that's not the case and never will be, it only concerns work that has no traceable owner or copyright holder and claimer ( you can still claim to be the copyright owner and get compensated if you see your work used under this thingy ).
Nevertheless it is still a parasitic bill which could promote yet more unwanted capitalistic leeching and should therefore only be applied to strictly non-commercial use for orphan works, like it is in the rest of the EU.