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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:57:41 -0500
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David Kastrup writes:
> Last time I looked, the owner of a Michelangelo painting does not have
> the copyright on the painting.  He has, however, the power to determine
> who may take photographs of it.

He has the power to put it where no one can get near it with camera.  In
the US if he hangs it in his store window I can stand out in the street and
photograph it with impunity (and own the copyright in the photograph),
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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