|Re: Copyright of Wedding Album
Group: alt.photography · Group Profile
Author: tony cooper Date: Jun 26, 2008 21:47
On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:57:37 -0700 (PDT), annamalai
>On Jun 26, 6:36 am, "dadiOH" invalid.com> wrote:
>> annamalai wrote:
>> You said: That photographer basically wants to leech some money from my
>> brother, every time my brother wants a copy of his wedding album, to share
>> with family and friends.
>> I say: Your brother wants to leech from the photographer...he wants
>> something for nothing.
>My thoughts are not clouded. Remember that my brother had paid money
>for the services rendered. There is no leeching there. But when the
>photographer charges more than the market rate to give a copy of the
>wedding album to my brother (who has no choice because of the greedy
>use of copyright law), leeching is there. Do you see my reasoning?
>By asserting the copyright (I still believe it is abuse or skewed
>interpretation of copyright law), my brother cannot get competitive
>prices (by hiring a different photographic company for printing an
>album) available in the so-called free market.
The "free market" aspect came in when your brother negotiated with the
photographer. Your brother chose the photographer and agreed with the
photographer's terms. Your brother was free to choose a different
photographer with a different price structure.
You are angry with the wrong person. Your brother made the mistake
when he signed a contract without, evidently, knowing what the terms
were for additional copies or services.
You have not provided any indication that the photographer did not
live up to his end of the bargain and supply good photographs.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida