Good points Tad, let me see if I can guess at some of them, but again i'm not copyright a lawyer either.
I really don't think hte RIAA and the MPAA are going about it the right way suing their customers. They need to figure out how to make the technology work for them and not against them.
I agree 100%, the thing that gets me on this one is the only people losing is the recond companies, as they rob the artist blind before any downloading would ever happen. I think apple and others have some great ideas, and it seems to bne starting to take off. I will tell you that if the RIAA and MPAA think that nabster and the others are the BIG fish they are nuts...
Is it copy right infringment to merely load the picture on the computer through the browser? No disrespect to Kyle. I'm not sure where thing are going when it comes to IP(software patents are even more "effed up" than the copyrights) law in our country I think its a big old mess.
Thats a very interesting thought, but don't think it is as like you said I did post them. I agree many of our laws need major work due to the increase in technology. My worry is that they sometimes go way too far with some of the new laws.
The only issue I have really is the use without permission. Right click and save as is creating a copy. Now I do like you said and mark my photos and also keep the size small so a high quality print is not possible. There are digital watermarking options out there but they are still very expensive.
I love that people have an interest in my photos, as to me it is just a hobby that allows me to take greater interest in my frog hobby. I have been honored to have my pictures used by a couple zoos, and buisness, but I also would like to protect that right as much as possible so I can continue to do those things without someone else doing them as me. Its a very tricky subject.