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No hang on English understatement could be misunderstood.
THEY ARE ABSO- F@#KING-LUTELY OUTRAGED-SCREAMING BLUE MURDER!
Kudos to the Chaos Computer Club for all their efforts on this and it really makes that 70 euro membership very, very justifiable what with the shop discount and the annual Geek Camp. I have had the application form in my in tray for about seven months. Perhaps I shall give myself an early Christmas present and join. Kudos to you too Qbertino.
However this is all academic because it appears to come from a collection of stories in today's Colchester gazette where it reports that a man was arrested for trying to organise a thousand strong water fight in the town centre or 'inciting public disorder.'http://mobile.gazette-news.co.uk/news/9194795.Man_charged_after_allegedly_trying_to_organise_a_mass_water_fight/
I'm reasonably certain that if their is any truth in the story, the local constabulary would have to take it seriously and avoid charges of complacency.The story appears to have been drawn from the Monday morning court calendar - the normal source of news on a Monday morning. The same report mentions another man, posting on facebook, one assumes he is the main feature of this post and he was released without charge.
Sadly Huey Helicopters were not involved but would have looked so good.
Having a life...
Top Gear is a comedy show. It contains British Satire. They rip the pish out of stuff. This is a national sport in which the British have no equal (re: Gervais Golden Globes http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=1Ryr5EqURkQ).
And why not? It's funny!
Oh for the benefits of a classical education.
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Watching Fox News before was a) at least amusing and b) provided an insight into what American conservatives were thinking - well okay apart from Hannity.
But Glen Beck is like Elmer Gantry on crystal meth. He's like that guy in the pub who is an expert on warm beers. I drew the conclusion that he was being a character with the intention of making a lot of money a bit like that other Fox favourite Ann Wotsit the blonde woman who thinks Darwin made a monkey out of her. She seems to be making a sackful of money with her routine as well. If either were really committed to the rubbish they talk they would be over in Iran aiding revolution not doing another book tour.
Oh, and yes like a salivating dog, I cannot resist the temptation to add my t'pence worth to a story with, at the time of writing, 391 comments.
The principle elements of this legislation are those that apply in the European Union and The Netherlands are part of that.
You can get an idea of what to charge them buy having a look at the London Freelance NUJ chapel site, which of course is not a church, http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php?section=Photography&subsect=Books.
You need to identify either the picture editor of the publication that used your pix (or the secretary to this person). If you can't find it on the internet, just phone them up and ask. Send the invoice directly to them. You can include a cover letter if you wish stating that you have enclosed the invoice for the use of the image with details of where and when. That's all a pro would do - because they are always TFB.
In your invoice you should identify the use of the image - Title, edition, date page number and with the price of your "reproduction fee". A legitimate newspaper will always pay because they know the law better than anyone. They know they would lose a court case, it would cost a lot of money and their unions wouldn't be to pleased with them either.
Oh and they are not stupid , they are unlikely to pay more than the going rate for a similar snap from Corbus.
A girlfriend once pointed out to me that A Certain UK Student Organisation had used one of my photographs without permission and had added the cross hairs of snipers rifle on to it. This modification is also protected against specifically, so I billed them 500 GBP for the use and another 500 for modifying the picture. Cheques arrived in three days.