[Foundation-l] Blogs vs. Wikis

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sun Apr 15 23:17:16 UTC 2007

geni wrote:

>On 4/15/07, Yann Forget wrote:
>>1869 ? I could not find what this case is about, but I wonder what
>>relation it would have with modern scanning technology.
>It was about photographs of engravings.
>"The distinction between an original painting and its copy is well
>understood, but it is difficult to say what can be meant by an
>original photograph. All photographs are copies of some object, such
>as a painting or statue. And it seems to me that a photograph taken
>from a picture is an original photograph, in so far that to copy it is
>an infringement of the statute."
Photography in the 1860s was a much more elaborate process than it is 
today.  It required considerably greater skill than simply putting the 
etching in a machine and pushing a button.


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