[sclug] Just to spoil everyone's tea...

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Wed Aug 3 16:01:42 UTC 2011

On Wed, 3 Aug 2011, Simon Huggins wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 04:36:43PM +0100, Jacqui Caren-home wrote:
>> On 03/08/2011 14:15, Dickon Hood wrote:
>>> This is good.  On the downside, it looks like they've also accepted the
>>> recommendations which reduce the copyright protection on amateur-produced
>>> works.  So uploading photos to a photo sharing site more or less grants
>>> media organisations permission to use them, AIUI.
>> Hmm so BBC will be legally ripping people off now instead of simply
>> hoping legal threats will stop people complaining about the BBC's
>> theft of images and content?
> I'm not quite sure where that came from.  If you've seen examples of
> this I would suggest complaining to the BBC rather than posting to sclug
> though.

I've not heard of the Beeb using images without permission. Previous
offenders have been advertisers
(<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr#Virgin_Mobile_ad_copyright>), GAP
and The Independent newspaper

Best Regards,

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