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Photos from Japan

Discussion in 'Japan Discussion' started by handyman, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

  2. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Virtual gambling in Japan - bet on video-game boats that you watch on a large screen

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    Here come those CG boats...

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    God damn I hate these things.

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    You can win chocolate though... so ... yea.

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    Ooh.. big chocolate!

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    You can win buses and paper-speakers.

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  3. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Umm.. yea.

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  4. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

  5. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

  6. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

  7. norberto1979

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  8. isityours

    isityours People don't dance no mo'

    just a couple (i dont have a camera so the pics are pretty average)

    in the waiting room of the local doctors office:

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    i assume you feed the feces in the top and they come out the bottom. only seems to be for kids though...


    at the local toysrus.

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    wipes to sanitize handles etc of the baby carts, and a bin for the used ones.

    top sign says:
    "Sincerest thanks for coming to this store. We have prepared antibacterial wipes for your use. Please use them to sanitize basket, baby cart and shopping cart handles".

    bottom:
    "Please make use of the alcohol spray. Influenza is prominent again this year. Please use it to sanitize your hands and fingers"

    the others are just some shots of a (grass?) snake that was outside my house yesterday.
     
  9. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    That is a Japanese four-lined snake, (yellow-jawed type), or Shima-Hebi.

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    They are not poisonous, and feed on frogs, lizards, insects, rodents, small birds and their eggs.
     
  10. isityours

    isityours People don't dance no mo'

    EDIT: the comment i intended to add didnt stick it seems.

    this pulled up behind me at the lights the other week. just had time to jump out and take these quickly before the light changed. the guy said that it has a motorbike engine in it and as i didnt have enough time to pursue the conversation im just speculating that the rear of a bike has been attached to the front chassis which just holds the driver/passenger and provides steering. looks like a full custom job.

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    the rest are shots of sand art from when i went to the beach in august.
     
  11. NeoDoll

    NeoDoll Member

    Japan Impresionen

    :grassdance: Japan is a wonderful country
     
  12. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Yea great, hey listen... can you remove my photo from your series of web-found photos, please?

    Either that, or credit me.

    K-Thanks.
     
  13. isityours

    isityours People don't dance no mo'

    so, AO isnt a public website?
     
  14. ibm2210

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    Lahmeng Museum
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  15. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    Oh it certainly is, and I request that if a somebody chooses to post a photo (rather, UPLOAD instead of hotlink) one of my photos to another website, that they at the VERY least ask for my permission AND give credit.

    As you can see, that user uploaded images directly to this forum, thus they are no longer hosted on my website or a website of my choosing.
     
  16. isityours

    isityours People don't dance no mo'

    actually, my point being it is very likely that this poster didnt even get the said photo from your website or any other source that gave any kind of indication as to where it came from originally. unless there is some unmistakeable identifier in your photos it seems impossible for him/her to have any idea that you took it.
    do you hold some sort of copyright on your works?
     
  17. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    In the USA, Canada, England, Australia and Japan I do. For the states, Canada/England/Aus I send off five DVD's per month of images to be added to my catalog to the USA's Library of Congress and similar to the CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office - due to it's part in the Commonwealth, this covers England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada).

    I like to take the Scott Bourne approach which helps bring in extra income. Request the images are taken down, have my lawyer in Tokyo or Vancouver send a take-down notice and if that doesn't help, sue for damages. Dirty, perhaps but effective.

    And in this case, I asked that he removed one image. Politely and directly.
     
  18. Ceewan

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    Personally, (not that anyone asked or probably gives a fuck), I despise copyright laws and ignore them on a daily basis. Mostly this is because they are misused and abused by big business who makes a living out of crushing small business competition, unfairly exploiting artists/employees and milking the general public for all their worth. Copyright laws are outdated and insane.

    That being said I have nothing against small businesses and your average joe needing some form of copyright laws to make a living and just make an honest yen. In this case I side with aquamarine. I don't think, however, that Neodoll is aware of exactly what picture is the offending picture. It was probably just in a folder he had and it was posted inadvertantly with no desire to offend anyone. You should probably specify the picture in question, (the bullet train, if I remember right?), so either NeoDoll or one of the moderators can remove it.

    Pictures posted on the internet are generally considered up for grabs, (just ask our member RicX who has a photo site for his magazine scans but is one of, if not thee, most reposted person on the internet), so the possibilty that he grabbed it off a chan site or another imageboard is also highly likely.

    Sry for inflicting my opinion on this but I was bored and thought my input might be useful. Maybe not.
     
  19. NeoDoll

    NeoDoll Member

    sorry what image mean they have it in the web then found and on my hard drive my english is not good with google :bow-pray: ich kann es dann löschen Sorry apology
     
  20. Sofer

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    Das Zug Bild, mit der länglischen Schnauze.
    Ist bekannt als "Bullet-train" oder wie man hier sagen würde "Schnellzug/ ICE" bloss nochne Spur schneller.

    Als Hobby Photograph kann ich es verstehn.
    Man will ja möglichst wissen wo seine Bilder sind. Und wenn man sie irgendwo hochlädt, heist das noch lange nicht das verbreitung erwünscht ist. Sowas ist wie ein Museum zu sehen. Angucken ja, anfassen nein.

    Auser man hat die Erlaubniss von dem Urheber.
    Wie sie z.b bei einigen meiner Bilder mit "Ohne Gewinn Nutzung" gibt.
    Aber das ganze ist ein komplexes thema und es ist schon 3:25Uhr ^^.
    (Und Halloween Party ist vorbei)

    Auf seine Bilder zu linken/verweisen wäre okay gewesen.
    Sie hier extra hochladen, nicht.
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    Helped a bit. As he seemed to be german. Explained it more clearly.
    Would hate it if aquamarine stopped posting pictures. Like to browse them from time to time ^^. :study: