XXX pirate copy boy

XXX pirate copy boy

Young boy in Guanajuato mexico selling illigal pirate copies of movies and tv programs

For many that have fought the fight of copyright it will come as a shock to go to markets in Mexico and see all the cd’s and dvd’ on sale there. Almost non of it is a legal copy and when we where in Mexico there where stall after stall selling all kinds of movies and music.

For me this is in fact understandable as well as the anger towards movie makers and the big corporations. My experience in Mexico was not good at all and I felt the frustration as I had bought a computer in Iceland and then a DVD in USA which changed the system of reading disks when played one night of relaxation in Benzi our motorhome.

In USA I bought an other disk, in wall mart, that came from Asia and the system in my computer changed it self once again as we watched the movie before entering into Mexico and up on arrival in Mexico we watched a movie set we had bought in Canada and my computer. My computer not some one else gave me a warning that I could only change the system once more and then the dvd player would go in lock down.

I was being punished for following copyright, by sales management teams that forced manufacturers to divide the world into zones. Playable zones based on geographic boundaries. This was not only frustrating but wrong because I feel that if I buy a laptop I can take with me where ever I want in the world I should be able to control what I play on that laptop. Its not rented or borrowed its bought and its mine.

My wife loves watching movies and I to from time to time like to take a moment away from the world and watch some thing just to relax and forget. The relaxation on the other hand and the joy of the moments was taken away by the same people that try to sell you this moment and my decision as wrong as it can be was simple. While in Mexico and wanting to play movies no big corporation would tell me what to play and when.

Do not get me wrong I am still a huge supporter of copyright, but I do truly believe that the copyright should be in the hands of the creator and he should hold all the rights and not be able to give that up, while big corporations in the power shades of money should not be able to use copyright as a weapon of mass cultural destruction.

This is not simple and will not be. Copyright as we know it needs to be changed, but those changes have to emphasis the creator and his rights not the resellers or investors right. After the fact that the Nordic light Photography festival in Norway was forced to withdraw its upcoming exhibition  because some one claimed a right to the images of Henri Cartier Bresson, I am even more in favor of changes. The fact that some one can deny you of showing your copies of images and exhibiting them to the world is downright wrong. Especially if it is proofed that you own and did pay for those images.

If you own any of my images just remember this. You can do what ever you want in terms of exhibiting them but certainly not use them in commercial context with out my license but if any one is going to stop you from exhibiting those pictures refer to this article. Dead or a live no one controls the exhibition of my images but me and absolutely no one after Im dead. That is the way it is, and that is the way it should be.