If the real world worked like the online-photography world of stolen photos

Dec 11, 2018

Missy Mwac

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If the real world worked like the online-photography world of stolen photos

Dec 11, 2018

Missy Mwac

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If the real world worked like the online-photography world of stolen photos posted to websites and ads:

<insert crying>
Why is everyone so mad? I never said it was MY car. And I didn’t know it was wrong. I mean, I saw a car that I really wished my car looked like, and it was unlocked and the keys happened to be inside and so I just used it to run errands and go to work and drive around town. And when people said, “Hey, I love that car!” I said “Thank you,” because I love it, too.

I DID NOT STEAL IT. Only a bully would think that.

Again, I never said it was my car. I can’t help that some people thought that it was my car just cause I was driving it. Not my fault. And I didn’t know taking a car that wasn’t mine was wrong. So, instead of being angry at me that I took YOUR car, why not gently explain to me why it’s wrong and forgive me and let’s move on.“

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15 responses to “If the real world worked like the online-photography world of stolen photos”

  1. Paul Iştoan Avatar
    Paul Iştoan

    Seems legit :D

  2. mikerofoto Avatar
    mikerofoto

    the keys are in it, take it for a spin he said. right? =D

  3. Richard Doktor Avatar
    Richard Doktor

    Comparing material things with immaterial isn’t really smart and leads to nowhere. Especially with this kind of “argumentation”. Nor is it worth as “article”.

    1. KevinNewsome Avatar
      KevinNewsome

      Intellectual property is just as valuable (if not more, in many cases) than tangible property. the argument stands.

      1. Richard Doktor Avatar
        Richard Doktor

        Uh, no. The mistake already begins with the fact that there is no “intellectual property” at all. “Intellectual” things are, just _because_ they are immaterial, without possession.
        Proof: Not only _one_ person alone can think up _one_ thing. Has already occurred several times in history.
        Therefore the decisive point is whether and who transforms this ” intellectual idea ” into something real. Only _then_ one can assert claims of ownership. But until then there is no “protection” or other nonsense, because “the thoughts are free”.
        The argument is invalid.

        1. KevinNewsome Avatar
          KevinNewsome

          Uh, no. The article clearly related (as stated) to the photography world, where photographs are regularly stolen online but are protected under copyright laws. Just because someone else has taken a photograph of the Eiffel Tower, doesn’t mean that the image _I_ took of it belongs to anyone who wants it. _MY_ image of it belongs solely to _me_ and is not _free_.

          the argument is valid

          1. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            I didn’t comment on the article, I commented on _your_ posting. Don’t you understand your own posting?
            Here, I paste it for you:
            “Intellectual property is just as valuable (if not more, in many cases) than tangible property. the argument stands.”

            And to this “statement” I have answered. Don’t mix up things just because you aren’t able to stay on one topic, thanks.

          2. KevinNewsome Avatar
            KevinNewsome

            So you agree then, that the article’s point is valid. Glad we cleared that up.

          3. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            No, I do _not_ agree, this should be clear from my first post to this article.
            Excuse me, are you mentally disabled or do you write this nonsense on purpose? Please stop being stupid.

          4. KevinNewsome Avatar
            KevinNewsome

            It’s okay, Richard. Take a breath. I noticed that of your 325+ comments via Disqus, you seem to have anger management issues. I didn’t mean to set you off, I didn’t realize name calling and insults were a specialty of yours, I get it now, so… well done. Thank you for setting me straight. I appreciate your patience with my limited capacity for understanding your bi-polarishness. I will stop being stupid right this minute..

            backing away from my keyboard now… veeeerrry quietly….

          5. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            And again completely wrong.
            I do indeed have problems. I have problems with people who think they can write mischief and then try to cover it up with twists for lack of arguments. If that happens as obviously as it does with you, then I quickly become uncomfortable.
            EOC

          6. KevinNewsome Avatar
            KevinNewsome

            I love how commenters on DIY and PetaPixel are habitually negative towards most articles, regardless of how harmless they are (such as this one). If you only had the mental capacity to see the actual point being made, you’d likely smile, nod in agreement, and move on without commenting at all (like most people do/did/have done), but noooo… you’re driven by a need to dismiss everything published as “wrong,” as though you possess some higher understanding beyond the comprehension level of all other human beings; writers; commenters; etc. etc..

            Go find some other article to piss on, and some other commenter to spew insults at (surely, you’re going to do that before the sun sets anyway). I honestly don’t care. Nothing you’ve said is based on logic, law, or fact. Your “argument” is invalid.

        2. yellow__man Avatar
          yellow__man

          Did this imbecile just say that there is no such thing as intellectual property?

          1. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            No, I did. But no need to call him names furthermore, as he obviously has some problems in mixing up topics.

          2. KevinNewsome Avatar
            KevinNewsome

            Yeah, but he’s a professional-know-it-all-DIY-commenter, so don’t doubt him. :-)