The UK bill “will allow the commercial use of any photograph whose author cannot be identified through a suitably negligent search. That is potentially about 90% of the photos on the internet”
"Essentially, if photos were cars, so long as the numberplate is missing (or you can get rid of it and claim it was), you’ll be able to legally TWOC and use it on payment of a fee to the Government."
"new rules that in effect will prohibit photography in public places where anyone who’s in the photograph might be unhappy about being photographed. A photo, taken in public, is now deemed private data…
Mindful of the damage this would do to tourism and how much it would piss off Joe Public to be told he can’t use his cameraphone in the street to make humiliating snaps of his drunk mates for Facebook (and quite possibly subsequent orphan use by Rupert Murdoch), ICO have decided that this lunacy shall only apply to pro photographers, a small enough constituency to castrate with impunity.”
ACTUALLY, I REBLOGGED THIS BEFORE WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT, BUT IT IS TOTALLY WRONG. THE BEATLES FORMED IN 1960 AND NEVERMIND CAME OUT IN 1991, SO THE BEATLES WERE 31. NIRVANA WAS FORMED IN 1987 AND WOULD BE 23. WRONG WRONG WRONG, party-n-bullshit.
"Now that we’re [preparing] the finale, we’re not at all having the experience of ‘Oh, my God, we forgot to do this!’ " Lindelof told the capacity crowd at the Saban Theater.
"We’re big fans of the show ‘Top Chef,’ " he explained. "Those guys all run through Whole Foods and they have to pull all of this stuff down — they have to get stuff they might not use in the dish. When they get to the kitchen, they have to decide whether or not they’re going to use it. Our process is kind of the same."
"There’s a lot of little questions that unfortunately we just don’t have time to answer in the amount of time that we have left," co-creator Cuse told the uber-fans. What with trying to keep all the intertwining story lines straight, it’s probably slipped his mind that the "time we lave left" was determined years ago by Cuse and Lindelof themselves, which would seem to suggest that running out of time was something they had, um, planned.