Brad Morris

Brad Morris

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Works as a IT/Photography
Joined on Sep 27, 2002

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Stickarm: If you're interested in a lawyer's perspective on this issue, Kevin Underhill has written a post about this story at Lowering the Bar:

http://www.loweringthebar.net/2014/08/fight-continues-over-right-to-monkey-selfie.html

Lowering the Bar is a humorous blog about legal issues. For lawyers, this post doesn't take the monkey photo copyright topic very seriously. For non-lawyers, there's a lot to learn by reading Mr. Underhill's writing.

For example, Mr. Underhill (being a lawyer) takes the time to look up the United States Copyright Office's rules on Copyright Office Practices, noting the text of Rule 202.02(b):

202.02(b) Human author.
The term "authorship" implies that, for a work to be copyrightable, it must owe its origin to a human being. Materials produced solely by nature, by plants, or by animals are not copyrightable.

He highlights the word "solely" in the last sentence. Basically, Mr. Slater has a valid argument for his ownership of the copyright on the photos in this case.

Without Slater being there and leaving his camera unattended, there would have been no photograph to begin with. If you set up a remote camera in the forest with a motion trigger that photographs wild animals passing, the owner of the gear will still have the copyright even though the shutter has been triggered by the tiger or whatever passing by

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
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Reactive: What a great shame that Sigma are getting so greedy, just like Canon.

And it is comparable in image quality with the Zeiss Otus lens that weighs more, is manual focus and sells for $US4000

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Roll with it: Official World Cup ball goes HD article (35 comments in total)

more ways to watch professional sports men taking a dive

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 17th comment

I am certain that this is Silkypix in a new wrapper

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:27 UTC as 64th comment
On Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (135 comments in total)

what about the supposed eye control? has that been omitted?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Carl Zeiss Stand Report article (32 comments in total)
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PatMann: How about some fast wide primes for Nikon DX? Even AF would be OK. Nikon's not doing it. How about an 18 f/2, a 23 f/1.4?
Customers waiting.

55/1.4 makes a great DX portrait focal length

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 13:46 UTC

I wonder how long it will take Apple to sue Nikon for Patent infringements?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 05:42 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)
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Geir Ove: I do not understand this "over-focus" on what OS any device is running: If the device (PC. phone, whatever) does its job and runs the apps you need, who cares?

I am a programmer and develop farily advanced systems: The OS is NOT important, but the applications I can run on it is: They make up the system!

A tip on the 808 Blown Highlights: Manually turn on the ND filter in bright sunlight! It should turn om Automatically in Auto mode, but for 3-8 MPix res it does not seem to do this from tests I did yesterday. However, it does seem to work in full res 38 MPix mode. I will do more tests to try to verify this.

Problem is that there are only limited apps available to run on Symbian OS. Given that Symbian is dead now, Developers will not be investing in any new app development for symbian either so the OS is important

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:05 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)
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Brad Morris: Barney, How were these Sample Videos captured? Were they processed in camera or did you capture the uncompressed HDMI output. Your description makes that a little ambiguous.

If it was HDMI output, what Codec was it recorded in?

have you managed to try the crop modes in video capture?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:04 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)

Barney, How were these Sample Videos captured? Were they processed in camera or did you capture the uncompressed HDMI output. Your description makes that a little ambiguous.

If it was HDMI output, what Codec was it recorded in?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:46 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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