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Old February 6th, 2020, 03:38 PM
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Copyright, unfortunately is one of those things that most people think is meaningless or stupid because they don't rely on it for income. But those of us that do rely on it think differently.

I absolutely realize that there's rarely any direct malice by anyone taking images without permission.. they honestly think it's no big deal. But it IS a big deal.

Imagine if people thought of motorcycles the same way they think of copyrighted digital images...
You just spent weeks building a new motorcycle ..
Collected the parts, had things painted, spent time putting everything together.
You're very proud of how it came out and really enjoyed the build...

But... everyone other than you feels free to take it whenever they see it ....
Then freely use it whenever and however they want...
They don't bother asking for your permission at any time...
And they may or may not damage the motorcycle...
And they don't offer or pay you anything for their usage....

So, the only place your motorcycle is safe from others is locked away so the public never sees it.
Now, imagine you're required to use your motorcycle to earn a living and support yourself....
So the public has to see your motorcycle, there's no way to avoid it....

yeah.. then everyone might start to understand.
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