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    How pathetic is this - Norwich City call police after 17-year-old fan leaks new kit

    I'd be blaming the website managers rather than an over-enthusiastic fan... and the authorities wonder why people have such a disdain for copyright law...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17767236

    Norwich City call police after 17-year-old fan leaks new kit pictures - Odd News - Digital Spy

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    Idiots. "Hey, we made something publicly available on our website and someone accessed it......so we shall call the police!"

    Yes, because that'll make you look sensible.
    Last edited by pete; 19th April 2012 at 02:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Idiots. "Hey, we made something publicly available on our website and someone accessed it......so we shall call the police!"

    Yes, because that'll make you look sensible.
    Well he got them off the website before they had intended to go live and posted them on twitter and as they own the copyright on the images it's a perfectly legal stance to take, just because a picture is on a public website doesn't mean you can take a copy and put it elsewhere without the copyright holders permission.

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    It is pretty pathetic and passing-the-blame to be honest, he didn't do any hacking, didn't gain any unauthorised access - as no authorisation was asked for - just that their web admins are useless and need to learn to chmod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Well he got them off the website before they had intended to go live and posted them on twitter and as they own the copyright on the images it's a perfectly legal stance to take, just because a picture is on a public website doesn't mean you can take a copy and put it elsewhere without the copyright holders permission.

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    Did he take a copy though, or did he link to them? If he linked to a page on their site then surely he's done nothing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Well he got them off the website before they had intended to go live and posted them on twitter and as they own the copyright on the images it's a perfectly legal stance to take, just because a picture is on a public website doesn't mean you can take a copy and put it elsewhere without the copyright holders permission.

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    However, there's a difference between:

    a) "Copyright is Serious Business!! To the Police".
    b) A quiet phone call to the kid, asking him to remove them from twitter until tomorrow when the kit's been released. Before engaging option "a". Bribe him with a free strip or something.

    b) is much better option from a PR point of view, especially since the problem only occurred due to their incompetence in the first place.

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    Just reminds me of 'NFN' no surprises here

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    If only Cops can say what I want to say each time some one calls me and says "Its not working" because its not plugged in.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Well he got them off the website before they had intended to go live and posted them on twitter and as they own the copyright on the images it's a perfectly legal stance to take, just because a picture is on a public website doesn't mean you can take a copy and put it elsewhere without the copyright holders permission.

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    Well it seems they took another look
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17780084

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    I was all prepared to release my righteous table-flipping fury... But it seems they realised they were being stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the new article
    "We knew security was very important to Norwich and although we believe we took appropriate security measures to secure the site we were devastated to learn that there was a way for images to be obtained earlier than the planned launch."
    "What do you mean, people can just look at the code? They could steal our websites anytime! To the courts!"

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