Eugene CH

Eugene CH

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Feb 4, 2006

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Badger1952: Common sense, not the law, should prevail - as is pointed out below, the monkey clearly cannot own or have copyright to the images, copyright bellows to Mr Slate. We all know that the law is an ass!!!!

OK. The law is the law. But the law cover not necessarily all possible situations as the "monkey" issue. In such a case:
a) A gentlemen agreement should be taken between Mr. Slate and Wikimedia
b) The copyright law should be modified to cover such case (and all other mentioned in this thread)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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VadymA: 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.

How hard it is to trace the origin of the monkey's pictures to a human being after all that work the photographer has done to make it happen (planning and making a trip, living with the tribe, gaining their trust, letting them play with equipment, bringing the pictures back, processing them)? Who if not Mr. Slater is the author of those highly original pictures?How can someone claim that they were produced SOLELY BY NATUTE, BY PLANTS, or BY ANIMALS?

I suppose that the word „solely“ is the key to this affaire. In my opinion, the article 202.02(b) Human author cannot be applied because the monkey has not and could not taken the photos „solely“ (“Only”, “Exclusively”).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
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VadymA: 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.

How hard it is to trace the origin of the monkey's pictures to a human being after all that work the photographer has done to make it happen (planning and making a trip, living with the tribe, gaining their trust, letting them play with equipment, bringing the pictures back, processing them)? Who if not Mr. Slater is the author of those highly original pictures?How can someone claim that they were produced SOLELY BY NATUTE, BY PLANTS, or BY ANIMALS?

I suppose that the word „solely“ is the key to this affaire. In my opinion, the article 202.02(b) Human author cannot be applied because the monkey has not and could not taken the photos „solely“ (“Only”, “Exclusively”).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)
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Jules Tohpipi: This is a beautiful camera that will, in all likelihood, be a future classic.

Compare it with a Jaguar E-Type which Enzo Ferrari described as the most beautiful car in the world. Who cares that a modern car is cheaper, faster, more economical? Does that stop a big grin spreading across your face when you get a rare glimpse?

Will it matter years from now that the Leica has 16MP, no image stabilisation or whatever. No: no more important than the E-Type lacks ABS or traction control.

I'm glad that cameras like this get made.

I wouldn't buy one, but that's irrelevant - it didn't come into existence for my benefit. I'll not be trading my X100S or 5D3.

Frankly, anyone who read the review expecting a value-for-money proposition is the real fool.

Some things transcend their absolute performance, and they are all around us if you look hard enough.

Exactly! Unfortunately the electronic will indubitably fail. 100%. In 5-10 years no spare will be available, no repair possible. And then remain only a (beautiful) case of aluminium.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

OK. Nice to have news directly from FUJI Senior Manager Sales & Marketing. May I suggest to Mr. Toshihisa Iida, to introduce in the next Firmware for "X" Series as X100S, X20, also the possibility to switch the TIME between USA Time Format (AM, PM) and EU format (H, M, S)? Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:08 UTC as 87th comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (114 comments in total)

Happy Holidays, DPR! Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2014!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 83rd comment
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (142 comments in total)

I would have like to see also the name of participants. Perhaps on the table in front of all the stuff. The connection to the "Chat" is not very brilliant. Thank you ALL for performance. Eugene

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 42nd comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

NEVER! Even if it would costs 0 $. CLOUD is a crap. Reasons have already listed in September.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 189th comment
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (162 comments in total)

The question is if the click-less ring will remain mechanically reliable. It could be possible the ring will rotates to easy during the years. In my opinion a click-ring would be better since the “click” itself means the ring is pressed securely in that position.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:18 UTC as 16th comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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tompabes2: I've been using Gimp for many years. Yes, its interface is a bit weird, it's not as easy to use as its competitors. Being a project developed mainly on Linux, the Windows version is based on a multiplatform graphic library (gtk) which is native on linux but has a different look&feel on windows.
But once you get used to it, Gimp is really powerful and most important it's open source and… FREE! It's a greay piece of software that you can have for absolutely nothing. And that's why you should at least try it! :-)

Hi, perhaps GIMP (2.8.4) is a good and free, BUT I cannot install the HELP in "Off-Line" mode!!! Therefore my self and the children must have always an Internet connection. This is very BAD! Did someone have a solution? Thank you, Eugene

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 14:43 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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tompabes2: I've been using Gimp for many years. Yes, its interface is a bit weird, it's not as easy to use as its competitors. Being a project developed mainly on Linux, the Windows version is based on a multiplatform graphic library (gtk) which is native on linux but has a different look&feel on windows.
But once you get used to it, Gimp is really powerful and most important it's open source and… FREE! It's a greay piece of software that you can have for absolutely nothing. And that's why you should at least try it! :-)

Hi, perhaps GIMP (2.8.4) is a good and free, BUT I cannot install the HELP in "Off-Line" mode!!! Therefore my self and the children must have always an Internet connection. This is very BAD! Did someone have a solution? Thank you, Eugene

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Hopefully, the Adobe VP of Creative Solutions, will have a look to this forum!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)

I noticed that in 99.99% of tests or when a camera is presented, the lens cover is NO shown!!! Why?! For example, for me a major issue is to take the camera in my pocket ready for unexpected street photo. In such case, I need only to pull the camera out, to turn the button "on" and take photo. In case of Panasonic LX7, there is NO integrated lens cover, therefore I have to take out the manual cover, to put it aside, and only after to take photos. Hopefully the manual cover will not be lost! With this example I try to understand why, in 99.99%, no camera is shown with the closed cover, manual or integrated, it would be possible to have already information on how the lens is protected. In our specific case, LX7, needs a manual cover thet is NOT in delivery scope! Eugen-CH

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 00:38 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

I have a Canon Pixma 4600. The cleaning process will be started each time I start the printer and takes incredibly long time. Annoying. But the real problem is that this process will empty, gradually, the cartridges and cannot be deactivated or stopped! For instance, I lose a set of the color cartridges because I printed only in black (worksheets not color photos). Additionally, if a cartridge is empty or missing you cannot print! This is not acceptable and I would be curious if these new printers have the same problems. No test or review has mentioned these major inconvenient. My new printer is now a laser-printer....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 19:57 UTC as 7th comment

I agree Simon Gallup concerning the "flat view" issue.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 17:12 UTC as 39th comment

1) Down voting ability is evil >> YES! Why should Dpreview introduce such feature as used in other sites? It is very impolitely, in my opinion, to give somebody subjective judgment. Because they are, inevitably, subjective.
2) I believe that viewing everyone's posts is a basic courtesy of participating in a community >> YES! I already asked flat view should be the default.
3) Blue text on the black background is a headache to read >>> YES! I suppose there are specialists which know what is the better color combination for human eye, isn’t?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 92nd comment

What about Battery???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 11:04 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Canon releases promised Firmware v2.0.0 for EOS 7D article (104 comments in total)

Yes, an updated manual exists online but this is not useful for peoples who carried the Canon 7D without taken a computer, isn’t? And to print us 292 pages, in A4 or US format is not a solution. Canon, in my opinion, should update the manual, which had been delivered with the 7D not only for actual owners but also for the next purchasers! Somebody who purchases NOW a new 7D, hopefully already with firmware 2.0.0, will receive in the box, I hope, a new manual.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 22:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Hi, it seems to me the results of SEARCH are not sort by date. If so, I think it should be corrected. Indeed, I tried to search "Adobe Bridge". Results were sorted as follows: Jul 18, 2005 / Nov 16, 2007 / Dec 14, 2006......I expected the sort results in decrease order of date, first the recent. Thank you. Best Regards, Eugene CH

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 08:49 UTC as 37th comment
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