My mom is turning 70, and my siblings are throwing her a party (that I can't attend because of work, which sucks, but anyway).
The bakery will reproduce a photograph on top of the cake, so we chose her hottie high school grad photo. She looks like a friggin' movie star in it.
The bakery said no because it's a professional copyrighted photograph. Taken FIFTY TWO FUCKING YEARS AGO. They said they need permission from the photographer. I asked if they could wait while I go exhume the dude's body. OMG.
They said maybe we could ask the school. The school no longer exists, doofuses.
There has to be a statute of limitations on copyrights like this, right? I laughed so hard about the insanity of this last night.
Post by littlesthobo on Apr 13, 2013 13:07:13 GMT -5
And also, yes it's ridiculous. My friend was once refused from photocopying articles from a newspaper because she needed permission from the author. She was the author. She was copying them for her portfolio. They still wouldn't let her. Now THAT is ridiculous!
I mean seriously, what are we supposed to do if the photographer is long gone? I mean I understand the copyright stuff, but for things like this, I think its stupid.
If you truly understood, you wouldn't think it's stupid.
I get that it's inconvenient and seemingly silly, but protection is necessary.
I understand the nature of copyright laws. My Uncle was sent to federal prison for selling knock off purses. I believe that for a 52 year old photo of a family member taken by a photographer who cant be contacted a baker could look the other way. It's a cake.