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RE: Paleoart issues

'Compliments' don't put bread on the table or pay the electrical bills, honey.

I guess that's the difference between a hobby and a profession.

Please take the time to notice that Greg claimed a copyright violation against 
the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, not the Flickr photographer dranelli, whose 
photos he directed us to only as an example of his copyrighted work 'in situ' 
in the exhibit.

~Tiffany Miller

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of Dora 
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 11:15 AM
To: GSP1954@aol.com; Dinosaur List; VRTPALEO@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Paleoart issues


First, if you're claiming to own photos on the grounds of copyright, you 
don't have my sympathy.

Second, your next move is to get a lawyer and file a copyright lawsuit 
in federal court.   Should you prevail, you might get $500, or more, or 
less, depending on what grade of copyright you can show you hold on 
these photos you don't want to share.

Third, this is a personal dispute between you and this museum.    I'm 
not the owner of this list.   But I highly doubt people here want to get 
involved and think this post probably is not appropriate.

I'd be very complemented if a museum "stole" my art work on dinosaurs, 
and I'd want as many people to enjoy it as want to.   But I"m not you.

If your work is that good, there may be bits of it all over the 
Internet, so you've got your work cut out for you.   But it won't get 
you rich on the penalties you can collect for copyright violation.

My own web site outright says my work is public domain, but please 
credit it to help prevent others from claiming the right to hog it.   
I'm sure some do and most don't, and since I mostly care that people 
HAVE the information, I don't keep track.

Dora Smith

On 4/6/2012 11:35 AM, GSP1954@aol.com wrote:
> Of late I have become aware of an extensive copyright issue that may be of
> broader concern to the paleo art and science community.