Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Stoneage copyright?

You might think that if there is something that is out of copyright this is it...  Stonehenge.   Erected more than 4000 years before copyright was even thought of it's hard to think of anything that is more in the public domain.

So it's strange to hear that English Heritage are stomping their way round online photo image libraries to tell them that "all commercial interest to sell images (of Stonehenge) must be directed to English Heritage."

Now it may be that the law gives some support to their claim.. presumably because they own the land it stands on, and photographers were on their property at the time...   If it does though, I can only sat that the law is an Ass.

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