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Simon Crofts

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Profession: Photographer
Location: Edinburgh , Scotland
Home base: Edinburgh
URL: http://www.simoncroftsphoto.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: native English, fluent Russian, moderate Polish and French
Organization: Freelance
Mobile phone: +44 n79 0088 4610
Last login: over 2 years ago
Member since: 17 Jul 2008 22:07

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I’m based in Scotland, but regularly travel around the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, especially Ukraine, Russia and Poland. I speak fluent Russian and basic Polish (and native English).

Have a look at my photo essay “Beyond the Curtain”, published in the current (Autumn 2009) issue of the Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine.

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Zinio and copyright

Has anyone come across a company called Zinio? They seem to be distributing electronic copies of a wide variety of magazines from all over the world.

Apart from the question of whether the copyright holders have agreed to distribution of electronic copies of their photos etc., the promo presentation on the front page of their website (http://www.zinio.com/) encourages customers to take the photos in the magazine which they claim are “coffee table images at any size”, to make copies and “Share. Spread the love. Email it to a friend or post it to your favorite social site”.

Is there something in US copyright law that gives them the impression that they can do this? They seem to be encouraging their customers to break UK copyright law at least.

09 Jan 2010 19:01 | 0 replies

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