18 Mar 2010
This ill-conceived legislation, based on fundamental misinterpretations of how the creative world works, could end up killing any chance of making a living as a professional photographer.
And while the freetards, who believe that everything on the internet should be available for nothing, will be rubbing their greedy little hands at the prospect, there's bad news for them, too. And no, it's not the much-hyped threat to cut off filesharers. The DEB includes proposed 'orphan works' provisions that have failed, in somewhat spectacular fashion, to take account of the international nature of the net-connected world.
Here's a graphic from stop43.org.uk that explains it rather well:
To learn more, check out stop43.org.uk »