by Mike Masnick
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 5:31pm
We've been seeing various news agencies try to claim copyright on any images they post lately, and Christian Tremblay points us to yet another such case. This one comes on a French Canadian story from Canoe.ca. Honestly, the story itself is meaningless here, but what caught Tremblay's attention was that the image at the top, of the Hells Angels' logo, appears to have a © notice claiming that the logo's copyright is held by the news agency Agence QMI:
That, of course, is a form of copyfraud, but since no one ever seems to get accused of such things, and the courts don't seem to care, news agencies and others can get away with such false copyright claims.
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