Originally Posted by oxburger
Haha... Lucky that it is only an internet board avatar celeb photo and not printed material!
Originally Posted by arossetti
We post signs in our customer service areas - "Please do not ask our employees to reproduce copyrighted work without written permission." People still ask and we still refuse. If you don't think it is taken seriously, just ask Kinko's how tasty that half million dollar pill was to swallow back in the day....
I suppose I haven't given it as much thought as I should have over the years. It doesn't seem like it should be the printers responsibility to make sure the customer isn't infringing someone's copywrite. What should we do check each image we print with the copywrite office? How are we supposed to get any work done? lol In any other situation it would be the customers responsibility.
If you buy a copyrighted work you are allowed to make one legal backup copy. I would suppose then that if the original was presented to you by someone and they owned it; I wouldn't see a violation of copyright law.
Kinkos was apparently taking portions of books and copying them and reselling the copies to university students. That would have been an obvious don't do it scenario for me.
I noticed that some of the copied works were out of print. I personally believe that at a minimum if you own a patent or copyright but have no intention or no apparent intention of creating more of the item to sell; then you have no right to be afforded protections since you apparently don't want to make any more monopoly profits off of said item.
At best, our government shouldn't be in the business of protecting copyrights or patents. There's more important things our country's finances could be used on instead of making sure some hoo haws love song or movie doesn't get illegally downloaded, or copied, etc.; or making sure some billion dollar pharma company's "new" version of a drug (that probably has just changed the bonding molecules from the old one) is not able to be generically produced so a pill that should be a nickel is over a hundred dollars.
Here's a link to the Kinko suit: - Google Scholar
Originally Posted by SnappySteve
Last edited by firstname.lastname@example.org; 07-24-2012 at 12:56 PM.