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(CBC)   You used a picture of a penny? That'll be $1200 please   (cbc.ca) divider line 20
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2012-09-11 06:30:13 AM
6 votes:
Suggestion: He should just skip the picture and glue a real Penny onto each album.

Instant WIN in the comments section.

/Plus one for appropriate usage of the Asinine tag.
2012-09-11 07:47:17 AM
4 votes:
Patent/Copyright laws will be the death of Western Civillization, especially since entities are forced to defend them in every instance.

/Mint is just protecting itself and following the law
2012-09-11 08:05:23 AM
3 votes:
Why should the mint "have to" protect it's IP? It seems a little more reasonable to simply enact a law outlining acceptable use of currency imagery. Which, IMO, should mean "you can't replicate the image of any currency in an attempt to use it as currency" - and that's it.
2012-09-11 07:39:48 AM
3 votes:
Wow. That's RIAA-style douche, right there
2012-09-11 08:58:41 AM
2 votes:
So a real penny is worth one cent but a picture of a penny is worth $1.60. That makes cents.
yep. quatchi wins the thread. Remove the picture of the penny and tape a penny to cd jacket.
2012-09-11 08:37:42 AM
2 votes:

StrangeQ: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

I wonder how long until the US government takes this as a cue to go retroactively sue the Cobain estate


In the United States, works of the U.S. government and other governments are automatically in the public domain.

Canadians might want to look into copying this law. We won't even charge a fee for it.
2012-09-11 08:29:42 AM
2 votes:

PunkRockLawyer: If you're going to be printing copies of an image, you first check what permissions you need. This is common sense.


He's not using a copyrighted image without permission, but rather the problem is that the *subject* of the image is itself copyrighted. It's a reasonable expectation that one could take a photograph of money and publish it without worrying about such things, but this is apparently not the case in Canada.
2012-09-11 07:50:52 AM
2 votes:
Use of that penny has got him huge amounts of publicity for only $12000
2012-09-11 10:20:20 AM
1 votes:
NASA says "neener:"

i.dailymail.co.uk

/yeah, it's hot
2012-09-11 09:39:32 AM
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: Summercat: Patent/Copyright laws will be the death of Western Civillization

You know, I used to think that the terrorist based nations and extreme dictators were going to be the cause of our downfall. With the advancements in technology, weapons development, religious fanaticism, Dictators flexing their Military's abilities on the world stage, the refusal to export oil and other raw goods to the US and the like. Really, I thought that this is what would cause the major damages to us. But now, as I step back and see the protections that Big Business/Wall Street has lobbied so hard for...the patent after patent of total bullshiat and the ever present lawsuit after lawsuit of one company to another...I see what our downfall will be. Corporations and IP law.

Our collapse will not be quick, rather other countries that laugh at the ridiculousness of US IP laws will continue to develop their products without restriction and eventually surpass us in technology, weapons advancements and the like.


I would put more blame on the politicians who are happy to be take money from corporations and then pass laws favoring them. Corporations only have the power to influence law if our elected officials let them have it.
2012-09-11 09:35:02 AM
1 votes:

Summercat: Patent/Copyright laws will be the death of Western Civillization

2012-09-11 09:03:34 AM
1 votes:

PunkRockLawyer: "Gunning said he had no idea the mint would charge for images of its coins."

Not to be a dick, but it's the guy's own damn fault he owes money. If you're going to be printing copies of an image, you first check what permissions you need. This is common sense.

He doesn't get my sympathy or my pennies.


Well, since taxpayers paid for the creation of the mint and continue to pay for its ongoing operating expenses, it was reasonable to assume that any products of that mint wouldn't be subjected to trademarks. I know *I* was surprised.
2012-09-11 08:52:55 AM
1 votes:

Nem Wan: StrangeQ: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

I wonder how long until the US government takes this as a cue to go retroactively sue the Cobain estate

In the United States, works of the U.S. government and other governments are automatically in the public domain.

Canadians might want to look into copying this law. We won't even charge a fee for it.


Yeah, unless you're Boeing, Ford or Chrysler etc and seem to think that aircraft and vehicles designed for the government during WW II are somehow deserving of royalties.
2012-09-11 08:39:29 AM
1 votes:
Governments should not be allowed to hold copyrights for which they can extort fees from their own citizens. It was created with public funds. That copyright should rightfully belong to the public and be unencumbered.
2012-09-11 08:23:53 AM
1 votes:

Summercat: Patent/Copyright laws will be the death of Western Civillization


You know, I used to think that the terrorist based nations and extreme dictators were going to be the cause of our downfall. With the advancements in technology, weapons development, religious fanaticism, Dictators flexing their Military's abilities on the world stage, the refusal to export oil and other raw goods to the US and the like. Really, I thought that this is what would cause the major damages to us. But now, as I step back and see the protections that Big Business/Wall Street has lobbied so hard for...the patent after patent of total bullshiat and the ever present lawsuit after lawsuit of one company to another...I see what our downfall will be. Corporations and IP law.

Our collapse will not be quick, rather other countries that laugh at the ridiculousness of US IP laws will continue to develop their products without restriction and eventually surpass us in technology, weapons advancements and the like.
2012-09-11 08:23:27 AM
1 votes:
I agree with the commenter who said that the government itself or it's agencies should not be allowed to hold copyrights. We pay for everything they do, so everything they print and images of their "products" should be public domain.
2012-09-11 08:17:11 AM
1 votes:
prosecuting people for violating a copyright is not protecting yourself. it is suing a fan to increase your own ability to make monopolist profit from the image. does the canadian mint need to make monopolist profit from the penny image? the us mint does not, and cannot hold copyrights.
2012-09-11 08:13:48 AM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

I wonder how long until the US government takes this as a cue to go retroactively sue the Cobain estate
2012-09-11 07:48:32 AM
1 votes:
This is a surprise? Most works of fiction are copyrighted.
2012-09-11 07:45:39 AM
1 votes:
Change the album name to "F*ck pennies", and remove the image.
 
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