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2019-04-12 07:41:46 PM  
Visual China Group,
Just Fark the hell off.
 
2019-04-12 07:45:39 PM  
Well, it's on the internet so it must be true.
 
2019-04-12 07:46:24 PM  
How do you say "Go f*ck yourself" in Mandarin?
 
2019-04-12 07:56:44 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: How do you say "Go f*ck yourself" in Mandarin?



自己去吧

Not sure how accurate google is
 
2019-04-12 07:57:42 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: How do you say "Go f*ck yourself" in Mandarin?


去他媽的

/according to Google Translate
//someone who actually can speak Mandarin is more than welcome to check my work
 
2019-04-12 08:10:21 PM  
I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.
 
2019-04-12 08:14:59 PM  
That's what Xi said!
 
2019-04-12 08:33:33 PM  

HighOnCraic: That's what Xi said!


I wish I could give you more than one "funny". Well played, sirormadam
 
2019-04-12 08:57:51 PM  
Which is funny considering they haven't cared about intellectual property in general.
 
2019-04-12 09:13:26 PM  
Their position carries less weight than a photon.
 
2019-04-12 09:22:21 PM  

zeronewbury: HighOnCraic: That's what Xi said!

I wish I could give you more than one "funny". Well played, sirormadam


I wasn't going to give a funny, but I did so you could say you gave two.
 
2019-04-12 09:30:58 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.


I'm a photographer in Washington state, and I've seen people try and claim they have copyrighted photos from/of places.  Like they copyrighted photos of waterfalls, or photos from Kerry park (where you get the "Frasier view").

Its sad actually.
 
2019-04-12 09:41:15 PM  
If they bribe the right party officials, they have a valid trademark. In China.
 
2019-04-12 09:53:14 PM  
It only matters if you want to reuse a Chinese company stock photo company.
 
2019-04-12 10:45:08 PM  

blastoh: Carter Pewterschmidt: I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.

I'm a photographer in Washington state, and I've seen people try and claim they have copyrighted photos from/of places.  Like they copyrighted photos of waterfalls, or photos from Kerry park (where you get the "Frasier view").

Its sad actually.


You can copyright a specific photo if you took it, but that doesn't give you any rights over the subject of the photo. Just clarifying.

/Dad's also a photographer in Washington state, but I know you're not him because you're using a computer correctly.
 
2019-04-12 11:15:17 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.


I've printed out astrophotos at Walmart before and they have held them until I verified that I actually owned the rights.
 
2019-04-12 11:52:04 PM  
Damn it, jiang-yang!
 
2019-04-12 11:55:24 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2019-04-13 12:01:37 AM  
Didn't know Eric Baumann was Chinese.
 
2019-04-13 12:44:50 AM  
I knew there was a reason I never liked 500px
 
2019-04-13 12:46:17 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Carter Pewterschmidt: I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.

I've printed out astrophotos at Walmart before and they have held them until I verified that I actually owned the rights.


Are you stripping meta data from the exported jpegs?
 
2019-04-13 03:30:26 AM  
I get the feel the stock photo company is dealing in censor approved stock photos.
 
2019-04-13 06:39:39 AM  
And if anyone actually read tfa they would have seen that the site is down and they got in serious trouble with china once people found out they tried to claim ownership of all official china seals, symbols and flags
 
2019-04-13 07:32:54 AM  

lifeslammer: And if anyone actually read tfa they would have seen that the site is down and they got in serious trouble with china once people found out they tried to claim ownership of all official china seals, symbols and flags


Read TFA? What do you think this is? China?
 
2019-04-13 07:46:33 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Which is funny considering they haven't cared about intellectual property in general.


If the website did not have the party symbol and flag on it they might have got away with it.
 
2019-04-13 08:19:44 AM  

Lochsteppe: blastoh: Carter Pewterschmidt: I actually own the copyright to the night sky. After six PM you aren't allowed to look up unless you pay me.

/If it's cloudy I might overlook it.
//If I'm in a good mood.

I'm a photographer in Washington state, and I've seen people try and claim they have copyrighted photos from/of places.  Like they copyrighted photos of waterfalls, or photos from Kerry park (where you get the "Frasier view").

Its sad actually.

You can copyright a specific photo if you took it, but that doesn't give you any rights over the subject of the photo. Just clarifying.



Yep, the copyright is your photo, not the subject. I'm a writer and if I write a script about a bank robbery it is copyrighted. But I can't claim copyright on all scripts about bank robberies. Or even the general plot.
 
2019-04-13 10:03:54 AM  
3d model copyright, song (not) extinction event no6; open; send vandela to baffin island till the learn to learn. (redbook) they MAY be the only ones to survive.
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2019-04-13 10:43:59 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Which is funny considering they haven't cared about intellectual property in general.


i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2019-04-13 10:44:46 AM  

SBinRR: zeronewbury: HighOnCraic: That's what Xi said!

I wish I could give you more than one "funny". Well played, sirormadam

I wasn't going to give a funny, but I did so you could say you gave two.


Oh, Pooh.
 
2019-04-13 11:01:57 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Which is funny considering they haven't cared about intellectual property in general.


They copyrighted the party symbol. They are going to labour camp.
 
2019-04-13 03:10:27 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: How do you say "Go f*ck yourself" in Mandarin?


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