I was thinking a EULA for the camera *itself* (”This camera is licensed, not sold. By using this camera, you agree to the following: …”). Maybe EULA’ing the embedded software is practically the same thing
(sure, you can take pictures, but not download them anywhere).
Wendy notices that her new Canon camera comes with a warning that it’s not intended to be used to infringe on anyone’s copyright. Next to get stamped with that stupid warning: Pencils, paper, brains and the air used by speech. [Technorati tags: canon c…
A Photofinish for Copyright’s Unintended Consequences
A friend of mine has a new baby and, with family spread across the globe, likes to use online photo-printing services to share snapshots of the growing baby. She can create an online album, load up photos from the digital…
Anybody can claim anything. Aside from restrictions imposed as a condition of admittance to a venue or performance, it would seem that simply recording by film/digital image, whatever, taken in public, where there is no expectation of privacy, then the rights to such images would reside with the photographer.
I suppose CANON could explain what they mean by their notice and under what circumstances they think it might apply. I doubt any type of “shrink wrap” or other unilateral assertion could overturn or transfer the photographer’s rights. At least in most jurisdictions in the USA.