chrisv1963 - 10:55 am on Feb 5, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 3:20 pm (utc) on Feb 5, 2013]
You seem pretty sure of yourself. Officially illegal? Where?
Officially violating the law.
"FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000."
This article explains a lot: [onthewingphotography.com...]
Moderator's note: For the sake of clarity we are leaving the link - something that would normally be
outside our guidelines. However, this article does explain the common argument quite clearly - the claim
that Google violates copyright law. As such it is a useful summary statement.
However, please notice the disclaimer at the end of the article itself:
"Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and none of the content above is to be
considered legal advice, the opinions are my own and nothing more."
[edited by: tedster at 3:20 pm (utc) on Feb 5, 2013]