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1 posted on 04/16/2004 2:03:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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As you wish, Jim... But I think some folks need to realized it is a brave new web-based world!
2 posted on 04/16/2004 2:07:20 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (John F-ing Kerry??? NO... F-ING... WAY!!!)
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I believe that their claim is in direct violation of "Fair Use" laws. What Freepers need to do with all imagery is to post proper credit notices.
3 posted on 04/16/2004 2:08:05 PM PDT by SpyGuy
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Just a bit sensitive, aren't they?

sorry you have to go through this crap!
4 posted on 04/16/2004 2:08:32 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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Once "Registered" has worked on a picture, I would think Corbis would want to pretend they'd never had anything to do with it :-0>
5 posted on 04/16/2004 2:09:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Some people say that Life is the thing, but I prefer reading.)
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Hmmmm.
FR can't even LINK to a Corbis image on a NewsMax server.
Are we supposed to investigate the source of any image before posting links to it?
6 posted on 04/16/2004 2:09:14 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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I know you're just trying to avoid legal problems, but there's no way anyone can force you to not link to another web site -- it's a different story with so-called "deep linking", where another site's content is displayed on your page, but to prohibit standard linking is inappropriate.
7 posted on 04/16/2004 2:11:15 PM PDT by kevkrom (The John Kerry Songbook: www.imakrom.com/kerrysongs)
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This is ridiculous. The Corbis people are insane.

AP and many other wire services and newspapers often use Corbis for file photos and historical references. I know they still own the copyrights, but how the heck are we supposed to know that when we simply link to something that someone else has paid to use.
9 posted on 04/16/2004 2:14:15 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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I recall that most, if not all of those pix had CORBIS transparent tags across them, so at least they were being attributed.
12 posted on 04/16/2004 2:18:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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Jim get your lawyer on the phone. If you do a search on Corbis of the term FreeRepublic, you will find an image of a Freeper event in front of the Clintons' home.

CAPTION:

"Democratic Fundraiser
Protestors near the home of former US President Bill Clinton and US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D- New York) during a Democratic fundraiser. The protestors, from Freerepublic.com rallied each Saturday in front of the White House during the Clinton years and moved their protests to the Clinton's home after the President left office. --- Photo by Ron Sachs/Corbis Sygma "

I see whole bunch of copyright infringment possibilities here, including the faces and signs of the Freepers pictured. Unfortunately we can't post the photo. But lets all go have a look and see if we can have those Freepers weigh in on Corbis using their faces and artwork.

14 posted on 04/16/2004 2:23:04 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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A bit more definition, if you please.

Is it okay of one types "http://www.corbis.com" into a message?

Is it okay to type a page URL, where the page has a link to a Corbis image?

Is it okay to have an "href" link like this -> http://www.corbis.com <-- Link (this does not load unless the user clicks on it)

Is it okay to have an "href" link to a URL, where the page has a link to a Corbis image?

16 posted on 04/16/2004 2:28:44 PM PDT by Cboldt
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I believe Corbis has no leg to stand on here. They cannot hold Free Republic responsible for another hosting site holding copies of their copyrighted images. In such an instance, any lawyer will tell you that it's the site that hosts the image that is in violation of copyright and should be given notice, not anyone who links to it.

For any attorney to suggest otherwise is to argue that any Free Republic link to a pro-Kerry URL is an endorsement of Kerry. It flies in the face of logic and common sense.

I know that your resources are not infinite, but I seriously think you should take this matter to a copyright lawyer. Unless I am grossly misunderstanding copyright law, they will agree with my assessment of this matter.

17 posted on 04/16/2004 2:28:54 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Leftists claim Bush is a terrorist. So why aren't they trying to appease him?)
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Just take your photos and email them around the country. It would be impossible to tell where they originated.
27 posted on 04/16/2004 2:43:01 PM PDT by chainsaw (http://www.hanoijohnkerry.org.)
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Tell them to shove it.
33 posted on 04/16/2004 2:57:51 PM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Thomas Kean - Useful Idiot)
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Some case law of interest.

Ford Motor Company v. 26000 Enterprises, Case No 01'CV'71685'DT (EDMI Dec. 20, 2001) Mere link from 2600 website, critical of Ford Motor Company, to Ford Motor Company, is not actionable.
http://www.2600.com/news/122201-files/ford-dec.html

Ticketmaster v. Tickets.com , No 99-07654 (CD Cal 1999) (deep linking does not equal unfair competition) http://www.gigalaw.com/library/ticketmaster-tickets-2000-08-10-p1.html

Intellectual Reserve v. Utah Lighthouse Ministry, Inc., 75 FSuoo2d 1290 (D Utah 1999) Knowingly linking to infringing content constitutes contributory infringement.
(Comment: Thus, the issue goes not against FR, but the poster. And even then, Corbis would have to prove that the poster knowingly linked to copyrighted material. If argued otherwise, then the DUmmie brigade could easily get FR in hot water by creating loads of accounts and going Corbis link-happy.)
http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/cjoyce/copyright/release10/IntRes.html

36 posted on 04/16/2004 3:02:34 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Leftists claim Bush is a terrorist. So why aren't they trying to appease him?)
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The scrubbing and purging of an the FR news archive continues. Given time, we will be reduced to excerpts only.
39 posted on 04/16/2004 3:10:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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Crybaby Corbis!
40 posted on 04/16/2004 3:11:49 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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Your wish is our command, sir. I agree with those posters that think this is a shakedown, but you have to pick your battles, and this one isn't worth it.
47 posted on 04/16/2004 3:33:21 PM PDT by mcg1969
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Question

How does one know that an image is from Corbis or not?
51 posted on 04/16/2004 4:11:38 PM PDT by HighWheeler (Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. - Marion Barry)
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Don't the people at Corbis have anything to do with their lives?!

Can we link to snopes.com? ;)

http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/kerry2.asp
54 posted on 04/16/2004 6:04:23 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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Hmmmm -- I wonder who the Freeper is?
56 posted on 04/16/2004 7:11:18 PM PDT by Exit148 (Loose Change Club -- 5 quarters/5 dimes/1 nickel 11 pennies=$1.91 for last week.)
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