Leosghost - 5:53 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Unfortunately those of us outside the USA whose images are being abused in this way will find it very much more expensive to register , ( plus why should we have to pay to have enforcement of existing laws )..and usually cases of infringment are judged where the infringement is considered to have taken place ..the USA..
I for one, would not be prepared to travel and endure the TSA "theatre" and a potentially protracted stay in the USA whilst any case was heard..
Doubtless that realisation will shift the focus of any "pinners" etc, who are successfully sued, onto infringing IP and copyrights from creators who are not USA residents..
They will realise that they can do so with impunity..even if we take them to court in our own juristictions..they can ignore both the the procedure and any verdicts..
This is the reason why as I mentioned in another thread
That all of these crowd sourced scraper scummy sites are set up in the USA..their "group IP abuse" business model would never have got off the ground in Europe and many other areas , and their lawyers would have warned their VC backers that they risked losing all their money and potentially being sued into oblivion if not in some cases actual jail..
Their users ? ..the site's owners and VC backers, don't care about them anyway..they are only there in order to provide the sites and their backers "deniable responsibility" when the excuse of "fair use" is shown to be totally inapplicable under law..