Tuesday, February 12, 2002
what's hot what's not
Copyright was originally designed to allow the creator of an original work or a new expression of an idea a limited length of time to cash in on their labors before it was placed in the public domain. This system allowed protection for the creator and to insure that the public had continuing access to these works and ideas to create new works and to form a collective volume of of these works for future creators, students, scholars, artists and folks like you and I.
The United States Congress at the urging of the traditional media
Lawrence Lessig is starting a new venture in copyright.
What's a Thumbnail Department
In a related copyright matter, photo thumbnails have been declared as fair use, and using the original fullsize image is not. We knew that all along.
"Search engines can display "thumbnails," but not full-sized images of copyrighted works on their Web sites, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday."
"Setting parameters for copyright infringement on the Internet, the court found that reproducing photographs to create thumbnail images is a fair use of the material, but displaying full-sized images violates the copyright owner's exclusive right to publicly display his works."
Branding is another issue that has carried over from Madison Avenue, and has spilled onto the web like poison in a well. Branding is the concept that an Icon or Name will inspire us to buy whatever is being sold by the branded company.
David Walker presents an opinion on trust.
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