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Thread: Tuscany tries to copyright its landscapes

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Tuscany tries to copyright its landscapes

    On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:01:27 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Actually it's a city in Tuscany, and it won't work.
    >
    >http://www.pixiq.com/article/tuscany...its-landscapes
    >
    >Instead, they should do it the way Apple does.
    >Patent the "look and feel".


    Your clock is off

  2. #2
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Tuscany tries to copyright its landscapes

    Actually it's a city in Tuscany, and it won't work.

    http://www.pixiq.com/article/tuscany...its-landscapes

    Instead, they should do it the way Apple does.
    Patent the "look and feel".

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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Tuscany tries to copyright its landscapes


    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > Actually it's a city in Tuscany, and it won't work.
    >
    > http://www.pixiq.com/article/tuscany...its-landscapes
    >
    > Instead, they should do it the way Apple does.


    The article is misleading, not the least because the author doesn't read
    Italian and used Google translate or another.

    What they have passed is a law that the image of this tiny village cannot be
    used commercially without permission. I should think they have that right
    just as your image can't be used without your permission to sell whatever
    someone may want to sell. As to how it works, well, it already worked with
    Monsanto.

    It says in that last paragraph that he could not understand that there will
    be no vigilantes stopping photographers, but hind end vigilance to prevent
    their being used in ads. Photography for books, magazines, travel brochures
    and so forth are OK as long as they are about this village and its surrounds
    and the area is recognized in captions. Just as your house cannot be shot
    for an ad for Dutch Boy paint unless you allow it, their home can't be
    exploited without permission.



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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Tuscany tries to copyright its landscapes

    On Jul 21, 10:01*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > Actually it's a city in Tuscany, and it won't work.
    >
    > http://www.pixiq.com/article/tuscany...its-landscapes
    >
    > Instead, they should do it the way Apple does.
    > Patent the "look and feel".


    Not a patent, nor copyright, nor trade dress; this would be an
    extension of the right of publicity, which prevents others from
    commercializing your name or image without your permission, from
    individuals to communities. In our country, even using a robot Vanna
    White was barred.

    But it should be pretty easy to photoshop a pastiche of hills, etc. to
    be vaguely suggestive of that town's landscapes.

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