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  1. #181

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    So doest it means ultra big local corporation can break copyrights/IP law against small time citizens or individual. And copyrights/IP laws protect only the big and mighty
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  2. #182

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm The One
    So doest it means ultra big local corporation can break copyrights/IP law against small time citizens or individual. And copyrights/IP laws protect only the big and mighty
    this has existed since the jurassic era.....the laws of survival.....

  3. #183

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    it is with regret that I inform everyone that The Straits Times has not replied to the second letter sent to them. In light of this, I will be sending an email out to the Forum page.

    So although nothing big came out of this, I am thankful for everyone who has supported the letter,and remind everyone to be aware of their copyrights and be unafraid to pursue the matter so that in the least, the paper will be aware of its readers' feedback.

    email to Forum page:
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    On the 30th July 2006 issue of The Sunday Times, 24 pictures of bloggers taken from their blogs were used in a montage with the title " iwant2befamous.com", without their permission.
    In light of this infringement of the Copyright Act, 86 of us signed a petition stating our displeasure, which can be found at http://www.petitiononline.com/STCopyr/petition.html
    This letter was sent out to the Forum Editor, The Editor, the Deputy Editor and the Life! Editor, via registered mail on 7th August 2006.
    As of today, The Straits Times has yet to provide any printed response to the letter.
    We would like to ask if the sentiments of 86 people towards copyright infringement is not worthy of The Straits Times' attention. One would expect more accountability from a leading media publication in Singapore.
    We express our disappointment at The Straits Times for its indifferent attitude towards intellectual property and the Copyright Act, and the blatant disregard of the concerns of its readers.

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    references:

    1.Originating thread of discussion http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=212334

    2.Letter Expressing Displeasure against Infringement of Copyrights by Straits Times http://www.petitiononline.com/STCopyr/petition.html

  4. #184
    vince123123
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    Default Re: Straits Times breaks Copyright Act (chp 63)

    The type of email you have drafted seems more appropriate to be sent to the Editors directly rather than publication on the Forum page.

  5. #185

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    While it is true that things on blogs can be easily downloaded by anyone for whatever uses, I think that the ST shouldn't have do that especially without permission. Imagine taking the content from the Strait Times newspaper, distort the fact and post on you blog. I'm sure they will come after you. Yet, the ST is doing the same thing of defamation on the bloggers who not neccessarily "want to be famous". That's an insult. Thumbs down for ST this time... Worst still, they have not done anything about it and seems to be avoiding the problem

    Of course, we really need to protect our own copyright, if we don't, no one would... Sometimes, I give the original file of pictures (eg: nature shots, sunset shots) to my friends out of good will... Then they use it on friendster etc without any credits and ended up seeming like its their work instead of mine... And now, I tend to be SUPER protective about my pictures... Then ended up people saying that I'm selfish don't want to share my pictures... Damn... Who would understand how important copyright is to a photographer?
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong

    Of course, we really need to protect our own copyright, if we don't, no one would... Sometimes, I give the original file of pictures (eg: nature shots, sunset shots) to my friends out of good will... Then they use it on friendster etc without any credits and ended up seeming like its their work instead of mine... And now, I tend to be SUPER protective about my pictures... Then ended up people saying that I'm selfish don't want to share my pictures... Damn... Who would understand how important copyright is to a photographer?
    I really feel where your coming from on this point.

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