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Sep 11, 2010 00:10 |  #196

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Spoeaking of McDonalds - A photographer photographed the same burger & fries every day for 137 days. The result will surprise you!
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Hey, I am almost at 1,000 posts. I'd like to say I am amazed at the looks of a burger that old but is isn't all that surprising.
For those that have stuck around through this, the final result will be posted soon (hopefully within a week). Sorry I have not been providing updates but you guys are right about one thing: register your images! Mine are not:oops:


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Sep 11, 2010 02:30 |  #197

john-in-japan wrote in post #10869779 (external link)
Spoeaking of McDonalds - A photographer photographed the same burger & fries every day for 137 days. The result will surprise you!
http://www.good.is …d-s-hamburgers-don-t-age/ (external link)

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Awesome! So, that means McD's gets more than a 10-second rule?


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Sep 11, 2010 02:31 |  #198

ChunkyDA wrote in post #10888437 (external link)
Hey, I am almost at 1,000 posts. I'd like to say I am amazed at the looks of a burger that old but is isn't all that surprising.
For those that have stuck around through this, the final result will be posted soon (hopefully within a week). Sorry I have not been providing updates but you guys are right about one thing: register your images! Mine are not:oops:

Yay! May the Force be with you.

At the very least, this thread may be a learning experience for people following it.

Hopefully, your story has a happy ending.


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Sep 18, 2010 07:42 |  #199

Ok....

I read all 14 pages of this thread and I've been waiting a week...What happened?


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Sep 18, 2010 07:51 |  #200

Ive been waiting for ages ... everytime i get a notification on this thread i hope that i get an answer
but alas ... not


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Sep 18, 2010 08:13 |  #201

Bump! What happened. New false notification :P


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Sep 18, 2010 09:03 |  #202

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Bump! What happened. New false notification :P

I know, Imagine how I feel.


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Sep 18, 2010 09:28 |  #203

Dave these things always seem to take much more time than one thinks it should. I presume this is why you have not posted the resolution.

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Sep 18, 2010 15:50 as a reply to  @ WMS's post |  #204

If this had been me the first thing I would have done is contact a reputable IP attorney and the first thing that I wouldn't have done is plaster it all over a forum board for them to find. The lawyer would be able to tell you whether you were going to end up dealing with corporate McDonald's or simply the local franchisee. There are some variables in here that could drive the way things go. How is the franchise agreement worded on local advertising and promotions. If it is only local then the exposure of the images in question is much less than had it been a national campaign where you would no doubt be dealing with head office and the dollar amounts would grow exponentially.

Even if it is only a local affair I would be fairly certain that HQ would be giving advice and perhaps providing legal services. For those that are checking this thread thinking that they were going to see some sort of settlement already are very premature, imo. If you start talking about going to court this could still be dragging on in another 2 years. While I hate the idea of this, they could simply drag it out and wear down the OP with legal fees. They certainly have the clout and resources to do that. It may also be driven by the type of lawyer that the OP elects to hire. Are they working for fee or on a percentage of settlement. If it is the prior those kind of cases seem to drag on forever as the lawyers love those billable hours.

If everything is as it is in this thread then the OP has a good chance at a good payday. I don't think that we are talking millions as has been suggested by some here but certainly a good chunk of change no doubt. I wish the OP all the best of luck in this.


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Apr 23, 2011 15:02 |  #205

So...what happened?


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Apr 23, 2011 15:18 |  #206

Congratulations. I wish I could make money automatically from an image theft. So far, all I see is locals with home prints, and non-profits with web images.


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Apr 23, 2011 19:00 |  #207

Well i just read through all 14 pages from start to finish. Gold-diggers aside it has been fairly interesting and at times comical with the banter.
Hopefully the OP will see a result of some sort and keep us all posted. I'm sure it would go a long way to neutralising speculation on the next occurence of this type of event.
Note for Philwill - given the length of time this thread has been going and the bastard Aus dollar your 1.8c has been a great investment! ;) now thats McValue!


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Apr 24, 2011 00:09 |  #208

There seriously needs to be a thread stickied entitled "REGISTER YOUR DAMN STUPID COPYRIGHTS YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE!" Then, when the 11,000th person comes in here with a sob story about a Fortune 50 company infringing a bucket of their images, we can either point them to an IP Attorney (and future justice) or to that thread. Either way, their situation is covered.


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Apr 24, 2011 15:30 |  #209

A thought. So I am a photographer based in (insert any other country than the good ol USA, UK in my case). Say I have posted an image somewhere on the web, but in my home country, then find that my image has been used without permission by that fabled fortune 50 company in the USA. Now remembering that my image was originally posted outside of the USA, but within the Berne Convention, would I have to sue in the USA where the infringement occurred and possibly not be able to claim the higher damages, or here in my home jurisdiction where I can get potentially higher payout without the necessity of having to register my images?

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Apr 24, 2011 18:50 |  #210

Registering is always a good thing


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