As said,I reserved this word for people who wants to continue pitting against authority/management and standing up to being quarelsome and then throwing laws and right about when they do not understand their position has changed ever since they stepped into private property unless they step out of that property.
It is none whatsoever an atttack to that you have said.
This is not acceptable to me and that's what I have clarified in my posting. The rest of your posting is fine with me and as I have mentioned I do prefer using common sense prior to any legal battle.Laws to me are what unreasonable people resort to to throw their weight about when they lack the capacity to handle issues like civilise beings.
Thanks Vince. Sorry for the late reply.
I mean the copyright of the product belongs to the owner, and if taken without permission, doesn't he have the right to request for a delete.
Example, if one will to take a photo of a product in a LV shop....heehee. I'm sure the security will pounce.
Let's take the example of your LV bag.
This is a more complex area of law where the laws of registered designs overlap with copyright. In summary, where an artistic work has been applied industrially (read, mass produced and sold), copyright cannot be enforced for 15 years from the date it was first sold.
The reason for this is because the owner ought to have registered the right as a registered design, which requires payment of fees etc etc, unlike copyright which arises automatically.
So the first question is, did the LV owner register the design of that particular bag?
Even if he did, the next question is, does taking a photograph of the bag, infringe the registered design right? As far as I can tell, a registered design is not infringed by the taking of a photograph of the article.
Feel free to disagree Like I said, this is a more complex than usual area so discussions are welcome.
- Shop owners not always own the shop directly (e.g. they are just manager). A lot of shops (especially selling branded goods like LV but also food) work based on franchise.
- Shops don't need to legally own the goods they sell, selling can be done based on commission.
This is something completely different from let's say a person crafting porcelain vases and developing an own unique design / style and selling them in the shop downstairs. The vase maker clearly has a point about copyright. I'm not sure about a sales girl in LV shops or any other branded fashion shops. And based on Vince's posting there are no copyright restrictions of taking pictures of goods presented in a shop for sale. So what is the point for the security to step in?
Even if they call the police, the police also cannot view the photos in your camera unless you show them. They will need a warrant to do it.