Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




Taking A Picture Of A Band Violates Their Rights?

from the what-law-does-that-break? dept

Well here's a story that combines the insanity over camera phones with the insanity over intellectual property. First pointed out by Tim Wu who found people being turned away at an RIAA sponsored concert at the DNC, apparently many clubs are now banning camera phones in the clubs because the bands are afraid their images will end up on eBay and they won't get any cash for it. Seriously. Apparently, we've reached such a level of greed that all common sense has gone out the window.

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2004 @ 12:04pm

    Re: Non-story

    Seems to me the easiest way to combat this is with a simple "no flash photography" rule. If people are still willing to pay for a crappy low-light photo from a camera phone... then the band should be selling decent quality images at a reasonable price. Or better yet, give away crappy concert photos on the website for free, and sell high-quality pictures taken by a professional photographer. Only the REAL idiots will pay for a crappy cellphone image when they can get a picture of equal or greater quality for free.

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