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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 22:22:48 +0200
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John Hasler <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup writes:
>> Last time I looked, the owner of a Michelangelo painting does not have
>> the copyright on the painting.  He has, however, the power to determine
>> who may take photographs of it.
>
> He has the power to put it where no one can get near it with camera.
> In the US if he hangs it in his store window I can stand out in the
> street and photograph it with impunity (and own the copyright in the
> photograph)

You will find that museums, even though they put paintings on public
display, have the right to stop people from taking photographs of the
paintings.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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