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Dec 02, 2010 17:18 |  #1

Just got an S95 and in looking at the manual, page 3 of the PDF version, it says the images recorded are intended for personal use. (Screen cap image of full paragraph below.) The rest of the paragraph makes complete sense of course.

But how can Canon state that the images are for personal use? Does this mean you can't sell a photo you take with this camera? Sure it's not the quality of a DSLR but I don't understand the legality of a manufacturer controlling what one does with their photos, aside from warnings to not violate laws & copyright law.

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Dec 02, 2010 18:14 |  #2

I suspect that what they mean to say is that you are free to (thanks, canon !) photograph even copyright works so long as they are only for personal use. That first sentence doesn't make it clear at all, though. Wacky.



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Dec 02, 2010 18:15 |  #3

Haha wow that seems odd to even be in there... surely they don't mean how you (and I) took it, but I doubt you can have a restriction like that regardless?


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Dec 02, 2010 18:20 as a reply to  @ kaitlyn2004's post |  #4

I think the thing that everyone has overlooked - someone actually read a manual - who would do such a thing.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

It's probably also there for the lawyers - so canon is less likely to be sued if someone uses their gear for some illegal recording....


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Dec 03, 2010 07:23 |  #5

It's a way to legally cover them if you illegally infringe on someone's copyright. Haven't you heard of a lawsuit where they sure say a driver in an automobile accident then include every conceiveable entity in the suit to drive up the award, ie the town, car manufacturer etc etc. By putting that clause in their the company has forewarned you to not do it and therefore has a justification for an argument for them to be not held responsible.




  
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Dec 03, 2010 11:09 |  #6

pleb1024 wrote in post #11385073 (external link)
I think the thing that everyone has overlooked - someone actually read a manual - who would do such a thing.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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Haha yup that's true. but when I'm at work I can get away with viewing a PDF, I can't really spend the day taking photos with my new camera. :/

I'm sure you guys are right about it being a legal thing so they aren't held responsible... but I was pretty surprised still.


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