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Topic # 67622 4-Sep-2010 20:34
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I just noticed what appears to be stuff.co.nz blatently breeching someones copyright.

Today's daily quiz has a question regarding the presentation of icecream:

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I googled for "Ice Cream Quenelles" after getting the answer wrong (looks like a bloody scoop to me!), and the first image on google images is:




They've just googled, apparently pinched, and cropped this photo.

Serve fairfax right if they got the pants sued off them.




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  Reply # 376709 4-Sep-2010 20:52
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you're just angry you got the answer wrong..



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  Reply # 376712 4-Sep-2010 20:57
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raab: you're just angry you got the answer wrong..


Not really lol.

I am more than a bit surprised they would do this though..




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  Reply # 376713 4-Sep-2010 20:57
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I'd say the majority of the images for the quiz are from images.google

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  Reply # 376718 4-Sep-2010 21:22
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Hmmm I want ice cream.




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  Reply # 376721 4-Sep-2010 21:35
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How do you know they didnt buy the image?

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  Reply # 376723 4-Sep-2010 21:40
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kiwitrc: How do you know they didnt buy the image?


Haha, doubt it, not for a quiz.  If they did, I would be very very impressed  Tongue out 

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  Reply # 376725 4-Sep-2010 22:02
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heavenlywild:
kiwitrc: How do you know they didnt buy the image?


Haha, doubt it, not for a quiz.  If they did, I would be very very impressed  Tongue out 


They are a prof media company, you serious?

Edit: And while we are on this topic, who is liable for someone alleging Stuff have BLATANTLY infringed copyright, the OP or Geekzone??

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  Reply # 376727 4-Sep-2010 22:29
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kiwitrc:
heavenlywild:
kiwitrc: How do you know they didnt buy the image?


Haha, doubt it, not for a quiz.  If they did, I would be very very impressed  Tongue out 


They are a prof media company, you serious?

Edit: And while we are on this topic, who is liable for someone alleging Stuff have BLATANTLY infringed copyright, the OP or Geekzone??


Have you seen the website the image came from, hardly the sort of website interested in selling images?

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Reply # 376740 5-Sep-2010 01:29
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jbard:Have you seen the website the image came from, hardly the sort of website interested in selling images?


Even still, they should at least acknowledge their source.  If it's true, very bad Stuff.



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  Reply # 376747 5-Sep-2010 04:44
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Edit: And while we are on this topic, who is liable for someone alleging Stuff have BLATANTLY infringed copyright, the OP or Geekzone??


IANAL but I said "..appears to be stuff.co.nz blatently breeching someones copyright.." which is clearly opinion, and not presented as fact. If I'd said they 100% absolutely are ARE doing it then they might have a case, all I've said is it appears they are.






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  Reply # 376751 5-Sep-2010 06:53
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You obviously have far to much time on your hands if thats all you have to worry about.

"de minimis non curat lex" - the law shall not be concerned with trivial matters. Doubt anyone cares much less will do anything about it.




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  Reply # 376831 5-Sep-2010 11:36
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The thing is, that webmasters and bloggers have to be so careful to get their own images, because they don't want a lawsuit on their hands.

Whereas a large media company thinks it can just grab whatever it wants off Google Images. Of all people, they should understand copyright! They're constantly going on about how downloading mp3s is wrong on their biased site. One of the "nerd" on Stuff bloggers even wrote about the problems of piracy and how it hurt the artists.

But Stuff go and "steal" (to use their word) someone else's work, because they were too lazy to get some icecream out of the fridge and grab a photo with a digital camera.

It's not the fact they used the shot that annoys me, it's the hypocrisy of large news sites thinking they can pirate, but if someone used a Stuff image on a website, they'd get a cease and desist notice. I have a vague memory that Whaleoil was made to stop using Stuff or NZ Herald photos in his blog - but I can't find the post.

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  Reply # 376836 5-Sep-2010 11:42
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tristanb: Whereas a large media company thinks it can just grab whatever it wants off Google Images. Of all people, they should understand copyright! They're constantly going on about how downloading mp3s is wrong on their biased site. One of the "nerd" on Stuff bloggers even wrote about the problems of piracy and how it hurt the artists.

But Stuff go and "steal" (to use their word) someone else's work, because they were too lazy to get some icecream out of the fridge and grab a photo with a digital camera.


So far I have seen no evidence that they have not licensed the photo. Only speculation.









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  Reply # 376838 5-Sep-2010 11:47
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The OP once wrote here on Geekzone "...if it's on the Internet then it's free and I refuse to buy or pay for services on the Internet"

I am not saying I agree with large media companies using third party stock images/footage without licensing or credits (which I am not even sure is the case here). Just trying to understand if this is a case of two different values for the same thing?







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  Reply # 376892 5-Sep-2010 15:00
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freitasm: The OP once wrote here on Geekzone "...if it's on the Internet then it's free and I refuse to buy or pay for services on the Internet"


Ha ha, snapped! Brilliant!

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