Not too many hours back an email plonked into my mailbox re this article…
All about the Digital Economy Bill and how it impacts copyright in photos, and the future earnings of pro photogs.
And, on and off, I’ve been mulling about it ever since. Well, more off than on really. Cos, try as I might, I find I cannot seem to generate quite the same level of panic, despair, rage and frustration (in equal measure, or any measure for that matter) with which some photogs appear to be greeting the news.
Although it hardly counts as news now. See, for example, this… published at the Guardian online 23rd November ’09.
The passion just doesn’t seem to be within me. Not for this at least.
Possibly because I’m not reliant on photography as a sole source of income. I’m reminded of something I read ages ago that pretty much sums up my approach to, well, most things really.
Or perhaps its because even as I write I’m busy (well, busy for me that is; for which read “in a rather sloth-like fashion”) assembling my thoughts on the whole matter of copyright. With a view to sharing them here at some point.
An intention inspired in part by that post I wrote the other day about the impact of digital photography on commercial photographers.
And that post is the main reason I really don’t want to get into this too deeply at the mo’. Too much serious stuff like that in a single month and I could jeopardise the totally frivolous nature of this blog. And that would never do.
I might even start taking myself seriously. And that would definitely never do!
The only reason I’ve posted this really is cos I’m sitting here idly twiddling my thumbs and wondering why the hell I didn’t go out and take some more pics today. (Er… yesterday. Cos its now Thursday. Do wish I could stick to proper daytime hours like wot other people do. But sometimes I just forget to do things. Like go to bed. Or eat even!)
So I’ve had to make do with casting around at home for something to shoot.