May 26, 2005
Canon Needs Betamax

I don't remember a copyright warning in the manual of my last digital cameral

Posted by Wendy at May 26, 2005 10:49 PM | TrackBack

But does it have a EULA too?

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein on May 27, 2005 09:21 AM

I haven't clicked through any "agreements" yet.... but I'm sure if I install any of the computer software, there will be EULAs aplenty.

Posted by: Wendy on May 27, 2005 11:26 AM

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).

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein on May 27, 2005 11:46 AM

Next they'll be telling you what pictures to take.

Posted by: Pritam Shetty on May 30, 2005 11:05 PM

I think Starbucks uses this angle to enforce their ban on photography in their shops.

Posted by: Bill Koslosky on May 31, 2005 04:31 AM

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.

Posted by: on July 30, 2005 07:13 PM
Infringing technologies
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