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wcbert: In Facebook's "Proposed Updates to our Governing Documents" there is mention of "We are proposing this update as part of a settlement in a cout case relating to advertising"

Does anyone know what the court case was about?

Original Lawsuit:

Here is the story about their settlement of that lawsuit:

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On article Robotic Nikon cameras capture Wimbledon 2013 (25 comments in total)
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thinkfat: Um, haven't we seen that history making revolutionary invention once or twice already? Just recently at the Olympic Games in London, using 1DX cameras on robotic mounts? Like, there:

Hello, Nikon. Glad you made it to the party, late.

You mean like these:

Just some PR person - recycling old news as new news. DPR should not have fallen for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 08:01 UTC
On article Robotic Nikon cameras capture Wimbledon 2013 (25 comments in total)

Old news - these were already used in the London Olympics - they just recycled the same gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 11th comment
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Macx: This would probably make a good security camera. :)

This is a very specialised piece of equipment. There are probably a lot of broadcasters and TV and YouTube production crews (essentially reality-based TV and video) who will have use for a low-light camera of high quality, but it's limited resolution is going to limit it's longevity and it's usefulness.

"Canon Marketing Japan Inc. will be exhibiting a prototype camera that incorporates the newly developed 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and sample footage captured with the camera at SECURITY SHOW 2013 ("

Its not targeted at the consumer - most likely Military / Security applications...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 22:59 UTC

Nothing changes for clients and photographers who had/have agreements in place.

Whatever is in the agreement still stands!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:50 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

As usual, the news release is missing the details.

This is the famous section 13(2) of the old CANADIAN copyright act:
"13 (2) Where, in the case of an engraving, photograph or portrait, the plate or other original was ordered by some other person and was made for valuable consideration, and the consideration was paid, in pursuance of that order, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, the person by whom the plate or other original was ordered shall be the first owner of the copyright."

The changes made included the elimination of section 13(2) from the act.

The key statement from the old act was this: "in the absence of any agreement to the contrary" - Canadian photographers could always retain their copyright if they had an agreement to the contrary.

Now the status quo is Canadian photographers retain copyrights unless THERE IS AN AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY - so the situation can always be changed if there is an agreement in place.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:46 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

This is what is coming out of the Nikon/Canon camp

Compared what is being shown by Panasonic - not even close.

They need to play to their strengths and fast action sports is not it.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 05:35 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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DB Custom: I also felt that Olympus was on a serious downward spiral, initially. Then I found out that the camera industry is only about 15% of the company, they're very well known for their endoscopes, medical grade surgical instruments and highly acclaimed for that...a great many hospitals use Olympus endoscopes daily. This alone will fairly easily keep Olympus afloat and new management may actually help the camera side of things start turning a profit...after many years of multi-million dollar losses with consumer grade cameras.

Or they could just dump the consumer camera business.

No other corporation wants their consumer camera business.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 21:21 UTC
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