Skip to comments.Alert: Freedom of Panorama Under Threat in Europe
Posted on 06/20/2015 11:43:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Should photographers be able to include copyrighted public building and sculptures in photos without having to worry about payment or permissions? The concept is called freedom of panorama, and its currently under attack over in Europe.
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Reminds me of my family’s visit to the New Jersey shoreline. We were from California and traveling state to state; Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and then across upper New York to Vermont.
My sister and I, who were 10 and 13 years old, wanted to put our feet in the Atlantic Ocean. A guard on the boardwalk cried out, and stopped us. He told my parents it was illegal, that only residents of that small town we were in could use the beach.
Well, that’s a fine welcome for tourists coming to spend their money on the Jersey shore. How would he know you weren’t residents? Must be telepathic.
Silly socialists never learned that “Legal Perfectionism” is impossible, a fact know to the Ancient Greeks who addressed the question back then the Greek City/State had only 40,000 ‘voters’. The concluded that as their numbers were too large to achieve the “perfect Laws”, that judgement would remain essential.
From this we can say that some folks just refuse to learn from history.
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