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TehBorken

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EU set to kill street photography
« on: Jun 21 15 08:45 »
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EU set to kill street photography

The "Freedom of Panorama" is the right to take pictures in public spaces, even if you incidentally capture copyrighted works, from building facades to public sculptures to images on t-shirts and ads -- and on July 9, the EU will vote whether to abolish it.   

Freedom of Panorama is one of the key recommendations of German Pirate MEP Julia Reda's copyright report, recommending that member-states be required to enshrine this freedom in their national laws.

The Legal Affairs committee is prepared to get rid of this, thanks to an amendment proposed by French MEP Jean-Marie Cavada, who wants people taking commercial photos to get prior permission from copyright creators for any incidental copyrighted works captured in their images.

Freedom of Panorama is under attack

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Re: EU set to kill street photography
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21 15 08:53 »
In which case, all tourists can start leaving their cameras at home. Potty idea.
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Re: EU set to kill street photography
« Reply #2 on: Jun 21 15 09:52 »
It's crazy.

How would you possibly get copyright approval from the owners of 1,000 buildings that happen to be in your picture? What if one of them said "no"?
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Re: EU set to kill street photography
« Reply #3 on: Jun 21 15 09:54 »
They'd start charging for the privilege.
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Re: EU set to kill street photography
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23 15 10:02 »
Germans are an incredibly paranoid race. It's extreme.


 

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