Copyright News That Seemed To Go Unnoticed – Ruling Is a Victory for Supporters of Free Software
Although this focuses on “free software”, rather open source licenses via Creative Comomons, photographers should take note. If you use Creative Commons licenses for your work that are Attribution Only you’ll breath a little easier knowing that the licenses are indeed enforceable. Had this ruling gone the opposite direction Creative Commons licenses would have been substantially undermined.
In a ruling Wednesday, the federal appeals court in Washington said that just because a software programmer gave his work away did not mean it could not be protected.
The decision legitimizes the use of commercial contracts for the distribution of computer software and digital artistic works for the public good. The court ruling also bolsters the open-source movement by easing the concerns of large organizations about relying on free software from hobbyists and hackers who have freely contributed time and energy without pay.
– New York Times
Photosynth the next development – Finding Paths through the World’s Photos
This demonstration is eye opening and a good look into the window of development applying realworld application to this technology. If you missed what Photosynth is there was another demo previously mentioned in my post Photosynth the future of socially networked images or something bigger?. For those who want to cut to the chase here is the video link: Photosynth demo by Blaise Aguera y Arcas at TED
Amazing Womens Fencing Photos from the Boston Globe
Amazing Women’s Fencing photos from an amazing week at the Olympics. It’s a shame this sport among many others aren’t getting coverage on TV.
Faces of Beijing photo essay by photographer Kris Krug
I was made aware of the Faces of Beijing photo essay of by Kris on Twitter and was very much taken by the unique perspective of the people, city and atmosphere. Very much worthy of checking out.
PHOTO PROJECT: The $50 Film Camera – Epic Edits
Brian Auer is running a photo project titled The $50 Film Camera. The project is sponsored with prizes to be given out. If you’re an old film shooter looking to brush the dust off your old camera or a new photographer looking for a reason to experiment this is the project for you.
Making a Photo Flipbook
A fun alternative to showing photographs or at least a series of photographs. How to make Handmade Flipbooks via The Curious