Friday, April 30, 2010

How stupid is that?

Weimar. A nucleus of German culture. Goethe, Schiller, Bauhaus.
A painter and designer went to court against Google because she did not want them to show thumbnails of her picture. She ended up in our Bundesgerichtshof, the highest court with a final decision: Google cannot be forbidden to show thumbnails in the search results, because, after all, she published the pictures on her website and did not use tags in the code that would stop the bots from listing her content.
Well, who did she think she would publish her pictures for? To please her Granny for sponsoring her easle? I'm happy if these little pictures are an advert for my work!
How little informed some people are about such important media! I just can't believe it.


Rayna said...

Your illustration made me smile, as did your whole comment! We should all know by now that there is no privacy in cyberspace.

ArtSparker said...

The world provides a wonderful smorgasbord of things to get pissed off about. Ain't it grand?

John hopper said...

There is far too much litigousness online as it is. There is always someone taking someone else to court or threatening legal action. The internet is a public space, if you place your work online it will soon take on a life of its own. Surely everyone is aware of that by now.